A nutritious and well-balanced diet is vital in helping your child develop, but peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting them to eat well an uphill struggle. Throw your own busy schedule into the mix and it’s no wonder so many kids’ diets are built around takeaways, ready meals and processed food.
However, giving your kids the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults is one of the most important jobs you can do as a parent.
Encouraging them to choose healthier options can be difficult, especially if they are a fussy eater, but the food they eat now can influence their dietary habits later in life, so it’s important to instil good eating habits and a healthy relationship with food from an early age.
A balanced diet can have a profound effect on children’s health, helping them to maintain a healthy weight, avoid certain health problems, improve their mental and emotional wellbeing, boost their energy, fuel their minds and stabilise their mood.
Introducing wholesome, nutritious options into your kids’ diets will make it easier for them to make smart food choices and develop a healthier relationship with food.
This is where Whitworths comes in. In an effort to educate kids and inspire them to choose healthier snacking options, Whitworths has launched the My Amazing Body campaign for its new healthy snacking range, Bright Little Nuts.
The campaign aims to give children and parents the tools they need to make learning about the body a regular and fun activity, with each pack of Bright Little Nuts containing ‘My Amazing Body‘ collectable cards. There is also a brand new interactive website that plays host to a range of educational games.
As the UK’s leading supplier of high quality dried fruit and nut snacking products, Whitworths has created the handy new snacks to stimulate brain cells as well as taste buds, with each multi-pack featuring a selection of collectable ‘My Amazing Body‘ fact and activity cards. The cards all have fun facts, games and quizzes, to help children explore and learn about their bodies whilst encouraging them to opt for a healthier snack.
We were very kindly sent some samples from the new Bright Little Nuts range, which has been specifically designed with kids in mind and includes perfectly portioned packs of mini cashews, almond halves and mini hazelnuts.
Sweet, crisp, creamy and also naturally good for you. A natural source of phosphorous to aid energy release.
Sweet, smooth, crunchy and also naturally good for you. A natural source of protein for muscles and bones.
Crisp, sweet, rich and also naturally good for you. A natural source of copper to help your immune system.
The new range of nut packs are available to purchase in a multipack box of 5 and have a RRP of £2.59 per box which is fantastic value for money. I love the choice of packaging for the Bright Little Nuts range – it’s recyclable (always a bonus!), brightly coloured and features cute character illustrations of the “Nutwings” which makes them instantly appealing to kids.
The single-serve nut packs are the perfect on-the-go snack for little ones. Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and cashews are naturally low in salt and sugar and are a natural source of protein, so the new line offers an exciting, alternative snacking option for kids and is a great way of encouraging them to make healthier choices from a young age.
They’re the ideal size for lunchboxes or handbags and are great to have to hand on days out, as an energy boost before swimming lessons or as an after-school snack.
The boys are always hungry when they come home from school and usually head straight to the kitchen for some crisps or biscuits. Now, they’re reaching for the nuts instead which I’m really pleased about as it’s a much healthier option and doesn’t spoil their appetitive either.
The inclusion of the collectable #MyAmazingBody fact and activity cards within the multipacks is brilliant because it adds a fun element to “healthy eating” and actively involves kids in learning more about their bodies.
Riley is very inquisitive and loves to learn so the #MyAmazingBody cards are wonderful for him. He loves discovering fun facts about his body and has really enjoyed testing his knowledge in the quizzes on the website. The quizzes are split up into six categories (Brain, Breathing, Bones & Muscle, Pumping Blood, Senses, Eating & Excreting) and upon completion of a quiz, he is able to print off a certificate in recognition of his knowledge and hard work.
From a parent’s perspective, not only is the My Amazing Body campaign a great way to help children explore and learn about their bodies, but it also encourages them to opt for healthier snacks as well.
Bright Little Nuts 20g products are suitable for children aged 5+ and are available in multipacks (x5 per box) from Tesco, Morrisions and Ocado. For more information visit http://brightlittlenuts.co.uk