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Next Gen Wellness Box

$49.95

Just like adults, kids need to understand the role that food plays to nourish strong bodies and smart brains. Have fun experimenting with new and old foods while tying fruits and vegetables to real world outcomes.

  • Feeds up to 2 people
  • Dietician approved
  • Box is not customizable
  • Always consult your doctor if you have concerns or a medical need

Produce in this kid friendly wellness box includes foods that support bone health, overall immune support, chronic disease prevention and dietary fiber to prevent overeating. This is also a great box for everyone in the family! 

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help protect against a number of serious and costly chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. Despite the health benefits, Americans are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet, meaning that their children are also not consuming enough fresh fruits and vegetables. This is increasingly concerning as children are being diagnosed with chronic conditions earlier and earlier each year. One of which is childhood obesity. Between 2017 and 2018, the prevalence of obesity was 19.3% and affected about 14.4 million children and adolescents.
Assisting parents with introducing healthier foods to the next generation has the potential to change total family nutrition and reduce occurrences of chronic illness.*

*None of the statements are intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have concerns or a medical need.

Eat more of these fruits and vegetables: 
Vegetables: Spinach (cooked), Beets, Beet Greens, Asparagus, Broccoli, Kale, Turnip Greens, Figs, Mushrooms, Avocado, Potatoes, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Carrots, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Garlic, Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Fresh Herbs
Fruits: Strawberries, Clementine, Mangoes, Pears, Guava, Clementine, Citrus, Berries, Melons, Kiwifruit, Apricots, Papaya

Getting kids involved in the cooking process can be challenging depending on your child. If your child is reluctant to try new things or shies away from fruits and vegetables, then you simply have to introduce and reintroduce. Sometimes it takes a few tries to adjust to the textures and flavors of produce.
• Explore a variety of flavors and foods from different cultures and cuisines. Pick a country and try preparing a meal or dessert using fruits and vegetables that you are used to.
• For kids who don't like veggies, the mild flavor of spinach is easily masked. Simply sauté with a little olive oil and garlic, puree and mix it into sauces, soups, casseroles, and meatballs
• Every trip through the supermarket can be a nutrition lesson. Kids can learn to identify colors and purpose of produce and they can choose new foods they want to try.
• Try planting herbs. The process of planting, watching over and harvesting herbs provides opportunities for children to learn valuable lessons about seasoning meats and vegetables using fresh herbs vs. salt.
Chunky Mango-Fruit Ice Pops
Gather:
Ripe mangoes
Blender or food processor
Ice cube tray or popsicle molds
Fresh fruit you have around
Preparation: Peel mango skin and remove fruit from around the center pit. Puree mangoes in a food processor, add a little water if needed to thin out. Pour into ice cube trays. Chop up any extra fruit into small chunks and add a couple pieces to each section of the ice cube tray. Insert a wooden stick and freeze until the ice pop easily lifts out of tray.
What to Do: Enjoy!

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