Did you know that Produce for Kids is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year? Fifteen years ago, in 2002, our president and founder, John Shuman, began a mission to bring the produce industry together to support children’s non-profit organizations. Little did he know that Produce for Kids would grow from a simple in-store campaign to raise money for local children’s hospitals to a year-round healthy eating resource for families (all while still hosting in-store campaigns to raise more than $6 million for children’s charities).
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Is anyone else all about the berries during the summer months? My youngest would go into full meltdown mode if we didn’t have strawberries on hand at any given moment. While berries are perfect for snacking any time of the day, there are also so many fantastic ways to use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert!
Need a cool treat to help beat the summer heat? We’ve round-up some of our favorite healthier cool-down frozen treats to keep the whole family from overheating this summer.
Produce for Kids recently had the pleasure to sponsor the #MacKidCooks Cooking Competition put on by Macaroni Kid. The competition called for kids chef to create a new recipe and enter for a chance to compete with other kids to be named the MKCC Champion. For us, it was a natural fit to partner with Macaroni Kid and our parent company, Shuman Produce, to inspire a future generation of young chefs with to get in the kitchen and create healthy recipes.
Summer is almost upon us! Time to dust off the grills, stock up on fresh summer produce and enjoy time outside with family and friends. Between backyard cookouts, family picnics and time spent poolside, there are plenty of opportunities to test out new healthy recipes with your family.
Spring sports are kicking off, which means parents will need to have snacks ready to go to fuel their little athletes for practice and games. Did you know potatoes provide the carbohydrates, potassium and energy needed to perform your best? We’ve teamed up with Colorado Potatoes to bring you some recipes and tips to incorporate potatoes into your active lifestyle.
Every March, the Produce for Kids team has the pleasure of attending Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show. While there, we get the opportunity to host a reception for our grocery and produce partners to thank them for their support of Produce for Kids and our mission to create a healthier generation. We also have the chance to get a peek at new products that will be hitting grocery stores, learn more about the latest trends in fresh produce and meet new companies.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! One medium apple delivers a powerful punch including one-fifth of your daily intake of dietary fiber and no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Apples also contain a prebiotic called pectin, which provides food for the good bacteria found in your digestive system.
When I say “Valentine’s Day” what fruit comes to mind? You probably said strawberries. Their beautiful red color, shape and that they pair so well with chocolate certainly makes them a popular choice. Today we’re teaming up with Wish Farms, a local Florida strawberry grower, to bring you 3 sweet Valentine’s Day treat with fresh strawberries!
Today, we're guest blogging over on the RealSweet Blog, sharing all about our #PowerYourLunchbox campaign, plus 10 easy ways to add more fruits and veggies to your child's lunchbox. Did you know that Produce for Kids was founded by John Shuman, President of Shuman Produce? He saw a need to bring the produce industry together to help give back to local communities and began Produce for Kids in 2002 to do just that. Shuman Produce, or RealSweet® as you may know it, is a family-owned Vidalia® sweet onion grower our of Reidsville, GA.