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PostHeaderIcon 2nd Annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids with PFK and Meijer

Many families are thinking about eating healthier as the new school year commences. I know that the schools state that the lunches are “healthy” but, after spending many lunch times with the boys last year, I am not happy with them eating it. I do humor Royal sometimes and let him get it because he asks. I am happy you tell you that Produce for Kids wants to help kids eat healthfully at home AND in the classroom.

Produce for Kids is teaming up with Meijer stores for the second annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to raise money for local health and nutrition-based classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Produce For Kids – Get Healthy, Give Hope

We all buy produce for your kids. I know I do for sure. We go through so many apples and bananas, I am thinking of buying a few trees ;) For MANY years, the boys have always been told, “Fruit is Free” and they may eat it as they wish. Now of course I wouldn’t let them eat a pile of apples in a day. Every parent knows that would be a mess! But they have grown to love things like cantaloupe and watermelon as well. With all the fruits and vegetables that we buy, we can now help others by doing what we do every week.

Produce for Kids has just launched its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with major supermarket chains across the country. One in my local area is Meijer! They are helping to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

How can you get involved? Now through June 22nd, the more produce Meijer shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more hope they can give to local children. All participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers at Meijer stores will make a consumption-based donation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

You can find more details about this by visiting the Produce for Kids in-store display at your local store. It features easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful materials with additional information on the campaign. You can also find links to visit more than 90 easy Ideal Meals® recipes online! The display also features characters from the popular Sprout health-focused children’s series “LazyTown” and “The Chica Show,” along with tips on healthy eating for kids. We love LazyTown! I wish I could pull off Stephanie’s pink hair as well as she does :)

Looking for some great summer recipes? Below are some fantastic delicious and nutritious Produce For Kids recipes that will help you and your family stay cool as the weather heats up! The banana fro-yo is on my list of things to try this summer! read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon March is National Nutrition Month

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?

What better way to celebrate than to learn about some fantastic resources that can help you and your family incorporate more fresh and delicious produce into your daily diet while simultaneously expanding your family’s nutrition know-how?

Produce for Kids helps demonstrate the benefits of consuming fresh produce by providing healthful meal solutions, videos, podcasts and much, much more. Their Ideal Meals section is perfect to get quick easy and healthy meals for your family.

The site even hosts an advisory board made up of parents with a wide range of expertise who can provide additional tools and resources on how you can easily incorporate fruits and veggies into your family’s daily routine.

Smash Your Food, brought to you by the great people at Food N’ Me, is a fantastic way to teach kids about healthy, nutritious foods in a visually stimulating and exciting way while making an ooey, gooey mess…virtually of course!

Kids squash burgers, cola, French Fries and more – including “Crazy Foods” for an even messier experience (eeeewwww!) — and in the process, find out how much sugar, salt and oil is just enough to help them stay healthy. Smash Your Food uses HD video and real sound effects – squish, glop, fizz, pop! — to keep kids laughing while learning.

“Eat what you wish, but you are what you squish!”

It was also one of the top winners in the Apps for Healthy Kids contest, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign designed to target childhood obesity and encourage better nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Smash Your Food will be launching an iPad app March 20th!

For now, you can check out the web version here: http://www.foodnme.com/smash-your-food

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