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Happy Labor Day everyone! Summer is officially winding down and school and sports routines are back in full swing. I am packing my sons lunch for the first time this year and I’m always taken back by how many snacks I’m having to come up with each week: 1 for school, 1 for after soccer practice, 1 for AWANA night and 1 for Sunday morning. I’m not a pinterest mom that feels like I have to make everything a pin worthy eating experience but I do care what my boys are eating. I want them to have good, healthy snacks free of nasty additives and HFCS because I want them to do their very best and feel their very best. If I had to bet, I bet you feel the same way. Aren’t we all looking for snacks perfect for any outing or school lunch?
We are at a fortunate stage in life where I can afford to buy the type of snacks I want to feed my boys but others aren’t in that same place. Whether it be because of our economy, life circumstances or other reasons outside of their control, they aren’t able to provide good, healthy snacks for their kids (and some not any snacks at all). I love what Champions for Kids is doing to help out with this. In most Walmart stores across the country you will find this purple box at the front of the store:
And hopefully, nearby you will see this big display of snacks. On the kiosk you will find:
Dole fruit cups - a nutritious snack
Dole fruit smooshies – perfect fruit on the go
100 calorie packs of emerald nuts – a healthy way to stay fueled between meals,
Dasani Drops – tailor to your personal taste, a lot of flavor or just a little
Powerade Zero water drops- turn water into a zero calorie sports drink
Kellogg’s fruit snacks – a fun gluten free option.
I was able to grab some fruit cups, fruit smooshies and nut packs, checkout and then donate the snacks before I ever left the store. There was even a box at the cash register in case you missed the display at the front of the store.
I don’t know about you but while I love to donate to those in need, sometimes it can be tough when you have two little ones to lug around with you. Walmart and Champions for Kids have done all of the work for you, all you have to do is shop it and drop it!
So, what are you waiting for? Make it a point to grab a few of these snacks (all of them are under $3) and make sure the Youth of America are not only fed but fed well. Don’t make me leave you with some Whitney stuck in your head. “I believe the children are our future…”
I had no choice. You made me do it.