Friday, September 28, 2012
Libby's products, the choice of generations, are the nation's third largest brand. With over 60 different products and sizes - from 8 oz. Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and 6 oz. Diced Peaches to 108 oz. Cut Green Beans and 23 oz. Fruit Medley - Libby's offers among the industry's most complete line of canned fruits and vegetables. Since canned sealed-in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are just as good for you as fresh-picked, make Libby's part of a delicious and healthy diet for you and your family.
This is shocking, but when you ask my boys if they want candy or fruit, they actually answer fruit!!
I am so glad that they choose healthy foods now. With the obesity rate so high, and health problems because of it at a scary level, I want my kids to make good choices.
Recently Libby's sent me some of their delicious fruit cups for the boys to try.
Doug got a hold of one and ate it in about two minutes flat! He loved it and wanted more!!
Besides the fact that these fruit cups have 100% of your daily Vitamin C, I am in love with how secure they are. With a hard plastic container, metal rim, and a thick plastic cover, these are kid friendly cups!!!
I usually do not send Ben to school with a fruit cup for a snack because they break easily. With the Libby's fruit cups, I am sure that his snack will be secure until snack time!!!
Libby's is also an extremely generous company. I am excited to attend an event tomorrow where soccer star Brandi Chastain will give a check for $5000 to the North Providence Youth Soccer Association!!
Ben Sr and I both played soccer in school (we were both goalies) and Ben Jr now plays!!
LIBBY’S FRUITS & VEGETABLES BRINGS OLYMPIAN BRANDI CHASTAIN TO NORTH PROVIDENCE
Libby’s and Brandi Chastain to host soccer clinic with North Providence recreational soccer league youths to promote healthy snacking and active lifestyle
WHO: Soccer star Brandi Chastain, Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables, North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi and the North Providence Youth Soccer Association.
WHAT & WHY: This fall, Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables will introduce its Snack Duty Takeover program that highlights the importance of children living healthy and active lifestyles.
Olympic soccer star Brandi Chastain will host a clinic for recreational soccer leagueNorth Providence Youth Soccer Association (NPYSA) to support the brand’s individually packaged snacking sensation, Libby’s Single Fruit Cups®.
During the event Chastain will present a $5,000 donation to NPYSA on behalf of Libby’s Single Fruit Cups®.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Clinic Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Media Call Time: 10:00 a.m.
Donation Presentation: 10:30 a.m.
§ Interviews with soccer star Brandi Chastain
§ Interviews with North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi
§ Interviews with league representative
§ Interviews with Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables representative
§ Photo opp. with Brandi Chastain and youth soccer league members
WHERE:Dr E. A. Ricci School and Athletic Complex
51 Intervale Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Here are some great tips. Thank you Brandi.
Brandi’s Kid Friendly Tips for Healthy Living:
Hydrate to perform great. Kids should drink water before, during AND after exercise. While exercise generates heat and increases the body’s core temperature, water works to bring body temperature back to the normal 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Let your child pick out a colorful water bottle to make drinking water fun!
Always make time for healthy meals. The USDA says that half our plates should be filled with colorful fruits and veggies, but when your children are constantly running from school to practice and back, it can be tough to get them to eat that perfect meal. Add Libby’s® Single Fruit Cups, which contain one complete serving of fruit, to your children’s bags for an easy and nutritious snack.
Sleep is important! Children should receive an average of eight hours of sleep each night. Without enough sleep children get cranky and lazy, and will not perform to their full potential during school, practice or games. Help your children stick to a regular sleep schedule by making bedtime fun – read them a story or sing a song while they fall asleep.
Turn exercise into a family affair. When exercising is a solo act, it can sometimes feel like a chore. Bring the whole family on-board and make exercising fun, family time! Join your kids in a game of soccer, Double Dutch or kickball.
Lead by example. When you set a good example, your kids are more likely to follow. Although it’s easy to stop at the drive-thru on the way home from practice, make an effort to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. Become a role model by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods, like Libby’s Canned Fruits and Vegetables, with your children. It’s easier when you make it a team effort!
If you can make it to North Providence tomorrow, it would be great to see you there!!!
**All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this post. I was given the above items for this review**
This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England.