With childhood obesity at a staggering high, it is up to parents to make responsible choices for their children's diets. Many snack foods contain huge amounts of fats, sugars, and hydrogenated oils, none of which promote good nutrition in any way. But of course, kids love snack foods and shouldn't be deprived of the occasional treat.
As much as I would love to totally eliminate snack foods from my household, this will realistically never happen. You see, my husband is a choco-holic and he is passing this disease on to my poor, innocent children, despite my constant requests not to give them millions of cookies. Both of my toddlers love "Daddy Time" because they get to eat things that Mommy won't give them. He will even wait until I am busy doing dishes or in the restroom to sneak my children sugary treats. I guess I need to pick and choose my battles. This is a battle I know I have no chance of winning.
So as far as the "junk food" goes, I think I may have stumbled upon the perfect compromise. I have found a great way to allow my kids to have their treats without all of the "junk" that goes into most snack foods. Newman's Own Organics has a huge line of tasty, organic foods that are sure to please any palate. There is a wide variety of kid-pleasing products like cookies, chocolate, and even licorice! Newman's Own Organics also carries several types of pretzels, popcorn, and even coffee, too! So there really is something for everyone, young and old alike!
Newman’s Own Organics was started in 1993 by Nell Newman, daughter of the actor Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and her business partner, Peter Meehan, as an organic division of Newman’s Own. The demand for organic products was unknown at that period in time, so the first product they produced was pretzels. These were a HUGE hit in the natural foods community, and the business exploded from there. By 2001 Newman’s Own Organics became an independent company that continues to expand and prosper. According to Nell, “Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan.”
While we enjoyed all of the products included, here is some info about my absolute favorites. These are absolutely mouthwatering, and my kids happily gobbled them up. Who says organic can't taste fabulous?!
Overall, I was definitely thrilled with the selection we received from Newman's Own Organics. These foods were all tasty and loved by my entire family. While I have never been a fan of traditional sweets, I can definitely feel good about giving my kids these products. They are certified organic, so they're free of all the "junk" found in conventional snack foods. They are also nutritious, delicious, and free of harmful chemicals and preservatives. It just doesn't get much better than that!
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