That’s IT Mommy is very excited about this new collaboration between PBS kids and Whole Foods Market, two of my favorite companies! They have joined forces to help families make educated decisions about organic foods and encourage healthy lifestyles by creating the Fantastic Organic Campaign. We feel it is very important to teach kids the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and this new partnership aims to do just that!
The campaign will utilize online resources from PBS Parents, PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market to help families learn to cook, shop and explore organic foods together. Visit PBS Parents Fantastic Organic site for recipes and tips for simple and healthy organic meals and snacks, shopping tips, videos and interactive activities for kids that help parents encourage healthy eating. Select Whole Foods Markets will host “The Hunt for Organics” ,an in store scavenger hunt, which will have parents and kids searching for different organic fruits and vegetables, matching organic foods with labels as they shop.
Children can redeem their completed activity sheet for an Organic Valley prize pack that includes a lunch bag and coupon for Organic Valley products. All participants can enter for the grand prize drawing of a one-year supply of Organic Valley products.
Check out these tips from PBS Parents on how to get your kids eating healthier this school year.
- Get them involved. If you involve kids in planning meals, going grocery shopping, and preparing food, they will become invested in the process and more likely to eat well. Even toddlers who may be too young to make grocery lists can help you make healthy choices (pears or nectarines? cheddar or swiss?) along the way.
- Go to the source. Teach kids where their food comes from. Rather than limiting yourself to the weekly supermarket run, take your family to a local farmer’s market (or to the farm itself) and meet the people who grow food.
- Make healthy snacks available. If you stock the kitchen exclusively with healthy treats, children will eat them. As your children grow, stock good snacks in cabinets and shelves that they can reach without your help.
- Drink to that. Remember that children do not have to just eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, they can also drink them.
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