I think we could all agree that we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Getting your kids to choose healthy snacks over junk food can be a job. For the most part my children are great eaters. We eat more fruit than veggies but I can not complain about their eating habits too much. One of the reasons I truly believe that they don’t fight me on healthy snacks is kind of two fold.
1. I don’t really give them an option (eat it or else…I know I am a mean mom)
2. They help cook many of our meals and I think they enjoy trying new foods. When they help pick groceries out at the store and help prepare their own meals I think it makes it a little more exciting to try new foods.
We do the majority of our grocery shopping at Meijer a local chain store in our area. Now through June 27th Meijer is partnering with Produce for Kids on a healthy eating-focused campaign, which will raise funds for nutrition education program Jump with Jill. The campaign also offers Meijer shoppers in-store and online meal solutions, recipes and tips for those seeking healthier eating habits – you may have seen the signage in the produce department of your local Meijer store! The campaign is supported by 11 participating produce suppliers (listed below).
- Bolthouse® Farms – Carrots & Premium Juices
- Dole Food Company
- Earthbound Farm® – Organic Packaged Greens
- Grower Direct® California Cherries
- HMC Farms & SunWest Fruit Company – California Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines
- Marzetti® Company – Marzetti® Refrigerated Salad Dressings
- Mastronardi Produce – SUNSET® Tomatoes on the Vine
- NatureSweet® Cherubs® Heavenly Salad Tomatoes & NatureSweet® SunBursts™ Sweet Golden Snacking Tomatoes
- Potandon Produce – Green Giant™ Fresh Klondike Rose® & Red Potatoes
- Shuman Produce – RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions
- Well-Pict Berries® Strawberries.
Campbell and I had the chance to go on our local TV station and prepare a fruit roll up snack. This was her TV debut and she had so much fun getting the behind the scene tour of WBNS 10TV. If you want to learn more about Produce for kids check out our video clip. It was bright and early wake up call came at 3:30 a.m. That is pretty early even for a farm mom!