In case you missed the hullaballoo in NFCA’s October 2011 newsletter, there’s a bigger and better Kids Central now available at www.CeliacCentral.org/kids. The online hub now has a Kids Page and a Parents Page, with oodles of recipes, articles and tips for gluten-free families. (Trust me, I posted it all!)
While I was developing Kids Central, I had a few meetings with our friends at Froose, who are just as excited about this new section as we are. At each meeting, there were Froose Gummy Snacks available, and no one could resist snagging a bag.
The Gummy Snacks are fruity, soft and chewy, just like the fruit snacks I enjoyed as a kid. But what sets them apart is they’re all-natural, low in sugar, and made with organic gluten-free whole grains and fruit. It’s nutrition cleverly disguised in a moose-shaped gummy. Plus, they come in individual packs, so they’re perfect for lunchboxes or on-the-go.
Froose also makes a line of Beverages. Like the Gummy Snacks, Froose Beverages contains gluten-free whole grains. That addition may sound unusual, but it makes the beverage a lot more nutritious than a sugary juice drink. Texture-wise, it’s akin to a smoothie, but the convenient single serving size makes it just as portable as any juice box. My favorite flavor is Perfect Pear, but they also come in Playful Peach and Cheerful Cherry.
Froose Gummy Snacks and Beverages are popping up at stores across the country. To find them, use the company’s product locator or shop online at Froose.com.
In support of NFCA’s Awareness All-Stars fundraiser, Froose donated Gummy Snacks and Beverages as prizes for top fundraisers. Kids who earn more than 1,000 points will have the chance to win 1 of 10 Froose Prize Packs containing an assortment of Gummy Snacks and Beverage boxes. The top 3 fundraisers will each win a Froose Prize Pack containing several boxes of Gummy Snacks, Beverages boxes and family-size Beverages. For more information, see our Awareness All-Star Prize Details.
The fundraiser runs through Dec. 31, 2011, so your kids will have plenty of time to rack up points if you start now.