As much as I try to monitor my daughter’s sweet tooth, there is no denying that she loves her sweets. I really believe in balance and want her to experience the sweeter things in life – including delicious treats, but I also don’t want her to be hyped up on sugar. Enter CLIF Kid®, maker of organic snacks for active kids, that recently introduced the new Zbar Crispy flavor, Cookies ‘n Cream, a a bar that combines chocolaty crisps with smooth white chocolate chips.
Like all Zbars, Cookies ‘n Cream is made with 8 grams of organic whole grains and 12 essential vitamins and minerals kids need. In addition to 8 grams of whole grains, every Zbar Crispy offers calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin D, which are four nutrients essential for kids’ growing bodies but often lacking in their meals and snacks. It is also USDA-certified organic and does not contain genetically-modified ingredients, artificial flavors or colors, sweeteners or preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or trans-fat.
They also introduced their informative online Nutrition Label Conversion Tool to help parents take the confusion out of reading nutrition labels on kids’ food. This also works as a unique online calculator that converts nutrition information based on an average adult 2000-calorie diet into age-appropriate Daily Values based on recommended daily allowance for kids. Now available at the CLIF Kid website, parents can direct their computer mouse over the words ‘Age-Specific Information’ to reveal a breakdown of recommended allowances for kids.
How it works:
- Grab a food package and identify the nutrition label on the back
- On the Nutrition Label Conversion Tool page, select your child’s age
- Under ‘Adult Nutrition Label’, pick a nutrient you want to convert for your child and enter in the grams from the nutrition label on the package
- On the ‘Kid Nutrition Label’ side, you will see the grams converted into the daily percentage this nutrient takes up in their diet for the day. Notice the difference in amount as compared to an adult’s.
For more information, please visit www.clifkid.com
For information on the conversion tool, please visit: www.clifkid.com/nutrition
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