Our Fresh Perspective on Positive Nutrition
There’s a significant gap in this country between what we need to eat for optimum health and what we are actually eating. We all know it’s a good idea to eat more fruits and vegetables, but here’s the sad fact:
On average we eat just 42 percent of the recommended daily intake of fruits and only 59 percent of vegetables.1
While it may seem difficult to reverse this trend, it starts with just a small change. Whether that’s adding a wholesome snack to your pantry or a fresh ingredient to your recipe, we can help you celebrate positive nutrition.
Kid-friendly snacks with real food ingredients.
At Kashi, we understand that it can be challenging to get your kids to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. That’s why we make our kid-friendly snacks with real food ingredients—like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, apples and bananas. It’s the yummy taste kids like and the surprising goodness you love.
It’s extra nutrition—not instead of nutrition.
We design our kid-friendly foods to add extra nutrition to your kids’ diets—not as a substitute for fruits and vegetables. Want to help your kids reach the recommended daily intake? Here are five quick tips to get them eating more fruits and vegetables.
- Don’t assume they won’t like it.
Too often we just assume kids aren’t going to like something. So be excited and let your kids make their own decision.
- Be sure to set a good example.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables in front of your kids and have a big basket of produce in your kitchen for regular munching.
- Take them shopping with you.
It’s a great place to chat about where fruits and vegetables come from and what it means to eat locally grown produce.
- Be creative in your delivery.
Try shredding vegetables into fried eggs, quesadillas and even brownies. It’s an easy way to add nutrition without changing the flavor.
- Do your prep work ahead of time.
Slice, dice, chop and mince your vegetables ahead of time—and then use them with your dishes throughout the week.
1 United States Department Of Agriculture. What We Eat In America.http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=18352. Accessed 5/23/12.