I’m fortunate that my son’s kindergarten has parents provide the afternoon snacks for their own children. I was afraid it would be a class where parents were assigned rotating snack provision duties that could run the gamut from Pop Tarts to Yodels to McDonald’s French Fries.
But vacation day camps, summer camp, and after school care are more of a challenge. In fact, one of the “vacation camps” where I send my son limits its snack choices to Oreos, Doritos, and Bugels. Even he was appalled by the snacks, knowing that filling up on these poor choices would lead to a belly ache.
I tried to make in-ways with the camp, pointing out the low snack quality and inquiring about healthier choices that would still be affordable. You can purchase a five-pound crate of clementines for as low as $2.99 and one article points out healthier snack choices that are cheaper than their conventional counterparts!
But while I collect an ammunition list of organic snack foods available for a steal at Costco and co-conspire with their PTA, I’m providing my own snacks for the days my son attends camp.
New to my arsenal are Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks. My son has a serious sweet tooth for gummy candy, and these bite-sized fruit snacks are made with organic ingredients you can feel good about, including real fruit and vegetable juices.
This is Stonyfield’s first venture beyond the dairy aisle, and it’s a welcome expansion for a brand that is affordable and accessible yet stays true to its mission to provide healthy, organic foods. The fruit snacks contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives, contain 100% DV of Vitamin C, and, of course, they’re shaped like little cows!
I’m hoping they are such a hit with the other kids they’ll beg the camp to buy them instead of the Lance Peanut Butter Crackers!
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