I am so honored to be participating in another Champions for Kids Simple Service Project this month!  Last month’s Stuffing a Stocking for Champions for Kids and Disney was so rewarding for me, my kids and the children who received the stockings!

This month, I am joining Abbott Foods, the makers of PediaSure, PediaSure SideKicks and Zone Perfect Balance Bars, to create healthy snack packs for kids!

Learn more about the project with this video:

With my own daughters I am learning the benefits of making sure that they get healthy, nutritious foods on a daily basis.  They act better, they sleep better, they play more and they just overall are happier kids!  But I also know that there are a lot of kids that do not have the benefits of nutrient packed snacks and meals on a daily basis.

In fact, over 16 Million kids in America are nutrient insecure – or unable to consistently eat the balanced, nutrient rich meals they need.  And more than three million of these kids are under 5.  And because the little ones are not getting what they need their immune systems are compromised, leaving them open to infections and lacking the ability to develop and grow like they should.

And, despite what might be a popular belief that children who are overweight get enough to eat, the fact is that many of them are still nutrient poor in their diets.

These statistics make me want to jump in and make sure that people understand that healthy snacks can make a huge difference!

My oldest daughter, Katie, did not eat a lot when she was younger so our Pediatrician told me to give her PediaSure to help make sure she was getting what she needed.  So I am excited to help others see through their Champions for Kids Campaign and create some snack packs for her Elementary School!

According to our registrar at her school, there are many families in her school that are able to care for their kids but not necessarily able to provide the most nutrient rich foods for them.  So we are going to join with them and make and hand over some awesome snack packs featuring Abbott’s products!

I would love it if you guys would join me in making some healthy snack packs for some kids in your area!  Think of  a school, a food pantry, a religious organization or anyone else that could benefit from these wonderful packs!  If you do, let me know you are joining in and I will share your story!  You can also download your photos and story on the Champions for Kids page!

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