The other day I told you about another Champions for Kids project I am working on to help bring nutritious snacks to children in need. This is the Abbott Champions for Kids Pack a Snack Campaign. For my Snack Pack, I headed to Walmart in search of Abbott brand products because they are the sponsor of this particular Champions for Kids Service Project.
Abbott brand products include PediaSure, PediaSure Sidekicks, Zone Perfect Bars, Similac, etc. Because I was making a Snack Pack for a child, I searched for products that would not only be healthy but enticing as well. I am also going to make a Snack Pack for the adult in their lives but only had time and money for the one pack this week, which made me sad. Anyway, I headed to Walmart and this is what I purchased:
- Zone Perfect Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
- PediaSure Sidekicks Chocolate Shakes
- GoGo SqueeZ Squeezable Applesauce
- Dole Fruit Crisp Peaches with Granola
In my opinion, these are all snacks that are not only healthy, but shelf stable and easy to eat AND give them a good variation of fruit, fiber and fun! These are also products that my own children enjoy so I know they are kid-taste-bud approved.
I chose to take my Snack Pack to the local Community Action Center. They not only help folks pay utility bills but they also donate food and other services. Their funds and goods go very quickly at the beginning of each month and there are still folks in need during the middle and end of the month so I am going to donate my Snack Pack this week, along with the adult Snack Pack that I am making. I hope a family gets some much needed nourishment from our Snack Packs and knows that there are people thinking of them and praying for them. I hope the adult Snack Pack helps them feel hope and encouragement to seek further help, resources and a better life.
CALL TO ACTION: I’m asking that you also join in and create a Snack Pack for a child/family in need in your area using the great Abbott products. Details can be found here: http://championsforkids.org/simple-service2/
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- More than16 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food insecure—unable to consistently access adequate amount of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that more than three million children under the age of five are food insecure.
- While having enough food is important, the nutritional quality of that food is equally
important. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents ages 2 –19 are obese, and 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese.
(Sources: Feeding America; Center For Disease Control)
You can view my entire shopping experience and see the products I looked at in my Google + Story.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.