The Rise of Healthy Snacks

Better, KIND®(er) fundraiser choices for kids

When you go down memory lane of your all-time favorite childhood snacks, you may see a big difference compared to what is in our cupboards today. With each passing decade, we tend to get more in-tune with our health, choosing to indulge in moderation and doing our best to be fit, energized, and nourished.

Perhaps we are getting closer to how our ancestors may have viewed food, asking, “What is this going to do for me?”. We have developed a sense for what types of foods and ingredients are going to be satiating – that is, making choices that keep us full, energized, and not set us up for that dreaded sugar crash.

Encouraging a healthy diet with kids can be a challenge. Picky eaters and the right foods don’t always go together (e.g., boxed mac-n-cheese obsessions).. And while the struggle will always be real, companies know families want to make better choices when it comes to what their children consume; these days, we have more great options than ever before.

So, what should we be looking for in a “healthy” snack? In a recent article for allrecipes.com, Registered Dietician Lakatos Shames advised, “The two key nutrients for a healthy snack are fiber and protein. They both add satiety, since they digest gradually and allow for more sustained energy, while also preventing energy highs followed by energy crashes.”

The Benefits of Nutritious Snacks

Snacks that include fiber and protein prevent energy crashes that lead to overeating and cravings for sugary foods , work with our metabolism, don’t cause brain fog or hyperactivity, and help get us through that afternoon slump.

An overwhelming majority of Americans eat snacks, and in fact, those with the healthiest diets are also frequent snackers. The key is having healthy choices. At Big Fundraising Ideas, we make healthy snacking easier by adding new options for your next healthy school fundraiser.

Our team is excited to introduce KIND® Bars as the latest addition to our incredible lineup of school fundraising sure bets.

Why KIND® Snacks?

KIND® snack fundraiser products make an ideal food choice for children and adults alike. Importantly, they include the key nutrients that health experts suggest when picking a healthy snack option. With a low amount of sugar and typically 6-7 grams of protein or more, KIND® Bars hit all the marks for keeping you fuller longer and providing a reliable, sustained energy source.

And with delicious combinations such as Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, and Madagascar Vanilla Almond (just to name a few), there is something for everyone.

KIND®’s healthy snack features include:

  • 0g trans fat
  • Gluten free
  • Good source of fiber
  • Kosher
  • Low glycemic index
  • Low sodium
  • No genetically engineered ingredients

Healthy Fundraising Options

The team at Big Fundraising Ideas realizes that quality ingredients matter. That’s why, for years, we have offered food made by top-performing brands and without unnecessary additives. For instance, our popcorn is gluten and GMO free, low-calorie, and contains zero MSG, and our beef jerky is high in protein, low in sugar, and contains no MSG or other preservatives.

We could not be more excited to launch the KIND® Bar fundraiser! In the rise of healthy snacks, healthy fundraising will not be left behind. We are proud to offer schools, parents, and students another option that fits their active, on-the-go lifestyles!

Since 1999, Big Fundraising Ideas has been helping schools nationwide raise millions. We believe better products, more exciting prizes, and timely service lead to a better fundraiser. We offer 100+ fundraising programs to support your fundraising success!

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