Serving healthy snacks to children is important to provide good nutrition and to support lifelong healthy eating habits. One Canadian company has made it its mission to create better-for-you foods — Healthy Crunch has just launched the first School Approved® snack line for kids.
What is a School Approved® product? It’s a snack that is free of major allergens; that is made in a gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free facility; and that is low in sugar, and high in fibre.
This comes as welcomed news for parents who are looking for healthy alternatives; especially since COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of a nutritional full-rounded pantry. And, you'll be able to quickly spot the label so you know you're purchasing a healthy alternative for your family.
"Many of the snacks we're used to seeing, lack the nutrients our bodies need, and are filled with sugar. Our School Approved® line has taken this white space and filled the gap with delicious alternatives — everything is dietician and chef-approved," says Founder, Registered Dietitian and Chef Julie Bednarski. "This label makes it easy for parents to identify better-for-you choices and feel confident about what they are feeding their families."
The new School Approved® line includes:
Granola Bars: Healthy Crunch Granola Bars contain 1 billion GanedenBC30 probiotics per bar, the first time a probiotic of this kind has been used in a granola bar for kids within Canada. This is also the first granola bar in Canada to have only 2 grams of sugar per bar. Each bar includes one serving of fruits and vegetables, is allergen-free and is School Approved®.
Seed Butters: Healthy Crunch Seed Butters are Canada's first and only keto-certified and School Approved® nut-free spreads — the chocolate flavour is the first time a nut-free chocolate spread has been introduced to the market. Seed Butters are allergen-free, School Approved® and only contain 1 to 3 grams of sugar per serving.
Chia Jams: Healthy Crunch Chia Jams are the World's first and only keto-certified jams to hit the market. Chia Jams are naturally sweetened with only 2 grams of sugar per serving. Chia seeds provide extra protein, fibre and omega-3 fats.
This is not the first time Healthy Crunch has launched a healthy food initiative for kids. Last year the company launched Canada's first allergen-free Trail Mix that is peanut-free, tree nut-free and made non-GMO project verified ingredients.