Fruit is one of the most important parts of a child's diet - it contains key nutrients that allow for children to grow up strong and healthy. As parents, we should be making a conscious effort to ensure our children are getting in their 5-a-day.
Why Should Children Eat Fruit Every Day?
We all know that fruits are full to the brim with good stuff aka vitamins, minerals and fibre. Encouraging our children to eat a variety of fruits as opposed to sugary snacks and fast foods has been proven to have long term health benefits.
Low in Fat and Calories
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the UK are now obese - this is largely down to unhealthy eating habits. This could be for a number of reasons, but with processed, sugary snacks being so readily available, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
Replacing calorie loaded, high-fat snacks with fresh fruit can significantly cut the number of calories being consumed by your child. Fruits are also an excellent source of energy, not to mention, children won’t be subjected to the dreaded sugar crash after eating them!
Fibre is a pesky nutrient, it can be hard to get into a child's diet, however it’s very important. Fibre assists in helping to keep your child's digestive system in working order, reducing the risk of uncomfortable bowel movement.
Improves Academic Performance
A healthy, well balanced diet supports brain development and eating plenty of fresh fruit can help boost your child's performance at school. In 2008, a study carried out by Journal of School Health found children who consumed diets rich in fruits and vegetables performed better academically. Furthermore, fruit can also increase your child's focus in the classroom, allowing them to learn and retain information more effectively.
Goal Power Snacking
We know how hard it can be to ensure children have healthy snacking habits. Let’s face it, most children would rather reach for their favourite chocolate bar as opposed to an apple. It’s a battle we know all too well!
Furthermore, finding snacks that contain real fruit is a struggle in itself, so it’s no wonder children are snacking unhealthier than ever before.
But that’s where we come into play. Goal Power is a healthy children's snack designed with children and parents in mind. High in fibre and containing actual fruit, we’re changing a generation of snackers for the better.
Our handmade, children's sized, nutrition packed oat bars come in delicious match ready flavours: Strawberry and Blueberry.
Made in the UK using all natural ingredients, our bars are made using 40% British wholegrain oats, creamy coconut, dates, pea protein, crunchy sunflower seeds and golden flax.
Soft, chewy and fruity, they are the perfect fit for lunch boxes, coat pockets and half time snacks!