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August 2014

August 2014

In This Issue

From Our Desk To Yours
From Your Kitchen To Ours
Worth Sharing
Lunch Menus
Bento Buzz
Wow, I couldn't believe it this morning when I saw August on my calendar. The summer is going by so fast....the long lazy days of summer are gone for us as we gear up for back-to-school.

It is a very exciting time for us here at Obentec, although amidst all of the exciting new developments there is one change that is heavyhearted for the Company and for me personally. My great friend and partner Amy has decided to go back-to-school herself, returning to her great love of teaching! And, although we will so miss her every day at the office, I am pleased that we will remain great friends and will still be walking and running together on a regular basis. Good luck Amy!! Our loss will certainly be the gain of your new students.

We are also pleased to announce that Jeff Bollengier has joined our team as VP of Sales & Marketing, bringing a wealth of experience and amazing creativity to the Company. He is a true ďA-ZĒ guy and has experience and insight into every facet of running and growing a business. Welcome to the team! We would also like to welcome our new intern, Lacey Zaiser, who comes to us from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Biology and a certification in nutrition and fitness. She will be helping us develop some great content and menu ideas. We look forward to her fresh ideas and contributions.

Stay tuned for exciting new products and other news. We are always working to earn and keep your loyalty with great products and service! Have a wonderful rest of summer and we will be in touch as the calendar turns into September.

From Our Desk To Yours
As we mentioned above, there have been some pretty big changes for our team. That being said, we want to extend a very warm welcome to our newest member, Jeff Bollengier. He brings a lot of knowledge, positivity, experience, and creativity to the table. We're so happy to have him on our team!

Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to pack healthier lunchboxes this school year and get kid-friendly lunchbox ideas, easy tips and coupons. A donation will be made to support classroom projects on for every pledge taken. And donít forget to show them your healthy lunchboxes on Instagram or Twitter using #PowerYourLunchbox for the chance to win prizes!

Are you looking for new lunch ideas for your kids this school year? Rock the Lunchbox is here to help! Visit to grab some ideas from some of your favorite brands: Annie's, Honest Kids, Applegate, Rudi's Organic, and Organic Valley. (Plus, a coupon for each of these companies will be included with every order placed at! While supplies last.)

Sometimes life gets in the way, and finding the balance between work and family can be difficult. Judi Willard, a licensed psychotherapist and creator of Lunchbox Love for Kids, has discovered ways to stay connected with her family. One of them is adding little notes to her kidís lunches! If you're looking for some ways to stay connected with your family, click below to read all of her tips. And... a sampler pack of her Lunchbox Love Notes will be included with every order placed at! (While supplies last.)

From Your Kitchen To Ours

  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Popcorn
  • Grapes
  • Bread Sticks
  • Walnuts
  • Wholly Guacamole® Minis

Kid Extras: Milk
Grown Up Extras: Sparkling Juice

"At Wholly Guacamole® brand, we have a lot of fun making tasty guacamole and salsa. It is important to us that the products we make are wholesome and delicious."

-Wholly Guacamole Team

"One lunch is good for grownups and one lunch is just for kids. Explore all the yummy ways Wholly Guacamole products make lunch fun for moms and kids! Wholly Guacamole is all natural, no preservatives*, gluten free and kosher! Find us in your produce section, or check us out at!"

*Except Avocado Ranch

Worth Sharing
Looking to clean last season's insulated bag for the new school year? Easy! Place them on the top-rack of the dishwasher, close the door, turn OFF the heat boosters, press "start," and voila! The bag is clean with little, to no effort. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and our bento experts will be happy to help!

We've updated our Discount Programs page with some new options! If you, or your organization, order more than 20 items, we'll give you a discount! If you order more than 50 items, we'll give you an even deeper discount! Get this year's new styles at a great price! Check out the link below for more information.

Meet our Bento Singles! They're fun, functional and a back-to-school must-have! Check out our new video for them!

Lunch Menus


Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries and Pecans
Hardboiled Egg
Fruit Salad
Raisin Walnut Bread


Open-face Veggie Sandwich
Small Yellow Tomatoes
Kiwi Slices
Bento Buzz
"These inexpensive cool packs keep my daughter's lunch cold throughout the school day! She also loves the packaging's pretty design."

-- Carnovre, Ventura County

"We've used the alien bento 2.0 for about 4 solid years, and it's really wearing out, so I ordered the shark bag, which is very stylish and cute. My son really likes the top part so he can store his bag of chips. My bento 2.0 containers will fit in this box, so I have lots of extra pieces, if I need them."

-- Leesuh, CT

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