By Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, the in-house nutrition expert at Pirate’s Booty all-natural snacks
Can you believe that we are halfway through the school year? What a great time to reevaluate and revamp what we are feeding our kids for lunch. Finding options that are convenient, nutritious and delicious can be a difficult task and the menus in many school lunch programs are high in saturated fat and cholesterol and too low in fiber and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
As a registered dietitian and mother, I believe changes are needed to reengineer the health of our youth and to reverse growing trends like childhood obesity and early-onset diabetes. That’s why I am so glad Pirate’s Booty, all-natural snacks, is teaming up with Choicelunch. Choicelunch provides balanced meals that are made fresh and are nutritious and delicious!
I love how the Choicelunch concept empowers kids to pick their own healthier snacks, fresh fruits and veggies, and drinks while educating them about a balanced diet. Empowering kids to make healthy decisions sets the stage for a healthier future. We at Pirate’s Booty know all about the most important part of the meal – the snack – because it’s a kid’s favorite!
Pirate’s Booty makes the grade as a Choicelunch healthier snack option! Baked, all-natural Pirate’s Booty has all the fun, but half the fat and fewer calories than regular fried potato chips, so it’s a snack that kids love and parents feel good about. Pirate’s Booty is gluten free and made in a peanut and tree-nut free facility, making it a safer option for many kids and schools. Pirate’s Booty is made without trans-fats and ingredients you can’t pronounce.
We are so excited to be working with this healthy eating program and to be offering Pirate’s Booty to Choicelunch kids!