FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning for back to school this year is even more daunting than ever. Many parents don't even know yet where their kids will be learning as schools are still trying to determine the best solution during this critical new era of COVID. So whether your little ones or up to college-age kids will be going to school or learning from home, one thing remains constant—they will need to have healthy lunches and snacks to fuel their day.
The Healthy Learning Formula
You don't have to be a math teacher to understand this simple equation:
Healthy lunch + Healthy snacks = Healthy learning.
So wherever the kiddos are learning this year, parents need to pay close attention to what they're packing in their lunches OR what they're stocking up in their pantries. Crispy Fruit Freeze-dried fruit snacks are the perfect grab-n-go snack to throw in their backpacks …OR the perfect grab-n-stay snack to munch on during online lectures. This one-ingredient, no-sugar-added snack will keep kids energized wherever they're learning.
New FDA Guidelines
One major area of concern for parents is the amount of added sugar their kids will be consuming. And for good reason, particularly when you consider the risks of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, currently rising in children according to the CDC1. On their own, these conditions pose serious health issues, but are also among the underlying health conditions that place individuals at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The FDA has also updated their guidelines when it comes to added sugar. The new Dietary Guidelines, which are due out by the end of 2020:
It advises Americans to restrict added sugar to no more than 6 percent of total calories, down from 10 percent. Added sugars make up on average 13 percent of our daily energy intake coming primarily from several foods. "Nearly 70 percent of added sugars intake comes from 5 food categories: sugar sweetened beverages (SSB), desserts and sweet snacks, coffee and tea (with their additions), candy and sugars, and breakfast cereals and bars," the report says. "Evidence suggests that adverse effects of added sugars, particularly from SSB, may contribute to unhealthy weight gain and obesity-related health outcomes."2
Power Your Lunchbox (PYL)
Start with a nutritious lunch. Power Your Lunchbox has donated 1.3 million meals to families in need through Feeding America. This year, they've added United Fresh Start Foundation to support children's accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables. So, whether parents will be packing their kids' lunches OR serving them at home, there's great information and nutritious lunch ideas they can check out at the 7th annual Power Your Lunchbox campaign from Produce for Kids.
"Crispy Green has been supporting this worthwhile program since it began in 2014. Our missions are in perfect harmony as we strive to promote healthier snacking for kids and anyone interested in leading a healthier lifestyle. We celebrate our partnership and continue our journey to Using Food As A Force For Good™."
~Angela Liu, Crispy Green Founder & CEO
Win A Crispy Green #SnackBackToSchool Prize Pack
This year, fans can win a Crispy Green backpack filled with Crispy Fruit snacks and other cool school goodies! Contest runs through the end of September. For more information, visit https://crispygreen.com/back-to-school-giveaway/
Using Food As A Force For Good™
Crispy Green uses food as a force for good by offering a variety of healthy, clean portable snacks of the highest quality for people who live an active lifestyle and seek brands that align with their values. Its consumer education website, SmartLifebites, offers practical tips and information on healthy lifestyle topics such as fitness, nutrition, family, travel, as well as providing solutions to minimize food waste and help fight hunger.
About Crispy Green, Inc.
People are seeking healthy, tasty snacks to fuel their active lifestyle. Crispy Green provides 100% pure fruit as a grab-n-go snack that satisfies without sacrificing taste, while adding more fruit to their diet.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Fairfield, NJ, Crispy Green, Inc. is the number one freeze-dried fruit snack in the U.S., according to the latest Nielsen research, ending 9/30/19. The company's category-leading Crispy Fruit line of 100% pure, freeze-dried fruit is made from only the finest, non-GMO fruits available with no sugar added (*not a reduced calorie food).
Crispy Fruit can be found in many major grocery retailers nationwide as well as online at www.shop.crispygreen.com, Amazon and ship.Kroger.com. For more information, visit www.CrispyGreen.com or its sister lifestyle site, www.SmartLifeBites.com. For news updates and special offers, you can also follow Crispy Green on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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