For an upcoming column, Jennifer plans to write about putting a “healthful spin” on the iconic college care package — but she needs your help. What do students want? What do they absolutely not want? And do you have any personal stories about the greatest/worst care package ever?
I have already posed this question to my Twitter followers (see below for their ideas), and hope that you will share your own suggestions and stories in the comments section.
@wpjenna powdered drink mixes! Crystal light, gatorade...doesnt take up any space and its not water from the sink or soda from the caff!
@wpjenna my 23 yr old daughter says trail mix & Luna bars. I say dried fruit, nice herbal/green tea too. Non food - iTunes gift card.
@wpjenna trail mix, dried fruit, almonds, granola, wheat thins, organic peanut butter, NUTELLA (somewhat healthy)
@wpjenna salsa. My mom would send me bottles of salsa from Mexico.
@wpjenna I assume you don’t mean light beer :)
@wpjenna oatmeal; raisins, vitamins, walnuts, dried cranberries
@wpjenna - My parents didn’t really do care packages - but my dad sent me a stuffed animal he won me at a sports bar once. It was so cute.
@wpjenna Fruit snacks (not too bad for you), juice boxes, tuna to go packages, baked chips, oatmeal to go bars!
@wpjenna dried fruit, oatmeal, tea and honey, especially local honey (where the college is) to build immunity against allergies
What would you add to this list? (Or what should we take off?) Let us know in the comments section.