A number of years ago at a reading for her informative book, What to Eat, esteemed nutrition expert Marion Nestle told a rapt audience that the best way she knows to get kids to eat is to teach them to cook.

I couldn’t agree more. I also know that having some cool cooking gear is a pretty sure fire way to engage kids in the kitchen. And I can’t think of a better place to start than with those pesky packed lunches. So, I’m excited to announce today’s giveaway, designed to up the enthusiasm for cooking.

Here’s the low-down: I’m giving away two “Make Packing Lunch Fun” sets which will include a generous line-up of awesome gear from Pottery Barn Kids starting with the Playful Chefs Cooking Set featured in the photo: a sturdy apron, measuring cups, spoons, whisk, rolling pin, and other kitchen tools for smaller cooks. The giveaway will also include the following:

Love Notes

Lunch Punch Cutters

Utensils

and Colorful Cold Packs

To enter, simply write a comment on the bottom of this post saying how your kids get involved in the kitchen. If you’re looking for some inspiration on cooking with your kids, this recipe for Italian Quesadillas is a new favorite in our house for school lunches and afternoon snacks.

The deadline for entering is Monday September 19, midnight Pacific Daylight Time. All entries will be entered into a random drawing and there will be two winners. You can enter only once and must be 18 years or older to win.

Mom’s Kitchen Handbook has teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids to develop recipes and tips for a healthy back-to-school season. As part of this exciting partnership, the company has provided Mom’s Kitchen Handbook in-kind product for reader giveaways and personal use.