Produce for Kids (PFK) is an organization that provides tools and resources for busy parents looking to embrace a healthy lifestyle and incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their families’ daily diets.
I think ANY family can relate to having a picky eater, or child who screams at the site of something green on their plate. With that in mind PFK has totally redesigned their website to make it an even greater resource for parents and their kids by offering more recipes, nutritional information, and a fantastic new forum.
Produce for Kids is an asset every parent needs, and that’s why I recommend checking it out! Here’s what you can expect to find at the site:
- New Ideal Meals: the recipe section of the website contains easy-to-prepare complete meals (main dish and sides) approved by Estela Schnelle, the official Produce for Kids registered dietitian. ProduceforKids.com now boasts more than 120 complete meals covering breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner and dessert. Check out this Lunchbox favorite: Mac n’ Cheese Muffins:
- Parents on Produce® Blog: Known as “Real Advice for Parents by Parents,” Parents on Produce (P.O.P) is a blog where parents can find simple tips from PFK P.O.P. Board Members to make healthy eating stress-free and fun, and take the guesswork out of ways to prepare healthy meals that kids will actually eat and love. Parents are encouraged to comment on blog articles and share them through social media outlets to keep the healthy eating conversation going.
- Produce for Kids Forum: Have questions for the Produce for Kids experts? Want to talk with peers about getting the kiddies to eat healthy, trade exercise ideas and cooking tips, or chat about the joys of motherhood? The Produce for Kids Forum provides a place to ask questions, chat and learn from others. Current conversations include healthy back-to-school snacks and produce tips. The team at Produce for Kids will be randomly selecting forum participants to receive $25 gift card giveaways during the virtual launch.
- Produce Tips: Curious about how to pick, store and prep different fruits and veggies? Check out the Produce Tips section of ProduceforKids.com for tips straight from the growers to learn how to maximize the life of produce. Need help picking a ripe tomato? PFK has you covered: Look for tomatoes that are deep red in color, perfectly round and about the size of a golf ball. Choose tomatoes that are smooth without any dents or soft spots.
- The latest news: Want more information about when the Produce for Kids grocery store campaigns start or which supermarket chains are participating? Curious about other companies spreading the healthy eating message? Check out the news section for updates from PFK and its partners.
I am really excited to be apart of #ProduceforKids launch of their newly renovated site. Join PFK during their twitter party Tuesday Oct 22 at 9pm EST where you’ll have a chance to chat with some of their experts, including Chef Marshall O’Brien – official Produce for Kids Chef, Dr. Stephanie Smith – Psychologist, and others. Plus they are giving away four Chica prize packs from Sprout® TV!