Summer’s keeping us on the go, making this the perfect time for a snack fundraiser
Summer is the time for snacks. With everyone on the go – from graduations to campouts and summer vacations – summer truly is the time for memory-making and adventure.
In the fun of hosting family BBQs and eating ice cream for lunch, we can easily lose track of our routines. Good thing we can balance summertime fun with healthy eating habits.
The U.S. Snack Index found that indulging in favorite snacks can help people feel happier and can bring back a feeling of comfort and a sense of normalcy.
To bridge the gap in our daily schedules, nutritionists recommend keeping a snack on hand. Fundraiser snacks do quite well this time of year by meeting the demand for convenience, heat resistance, and packability.
This week we rounded up some interesting tidbits about summertime snacking. Whether it be busting some summer food myths (i.e., not swimming after eating) or the potential benefits of snacking this summer, we think these morsels will inspire and encourage your next snack fundraiser.
Tasty Snack Snippets
- According to the U.S. Snack Index’s 2020 market trends, 83% of people said that their favorite summer snacks remind them of good times. Nearly half (48%) said eating their favorite snack makes them feel happy.
- America’s favorite summer snacks vary by region. Eat This, Not That has listed the best summer food in every state. Hint: Find what state puts popcorn first!
- Every Day Health found that “Healthy snacking improves overall health, curbs cravings, fights weight gain, regulates mood, boosts brain power and gives you the energy you need to keep going all day”.
- Despite more and more flavor varieties, people tend to stick with snacking classics. According to Frito-Lay’s 2021 summer snack index, the majority of respondents (89%) want tried and true classics.
Choose KIND® Bar Top Fundraising Snacks
With the freedom of summertime tugging at our ‘grab n’ go’ spontaneity and adventurous spirits, consider adopting one of Big Fundraising Ideas’ top snack fundraisers. In June, Big Fundraising Ideas excitedly announced the addition of KIND® bars to our fundraising snack options.
Did you know foods that meet certain national nutritional standards are called 'Smart Snacks’? The USDA’s guidelines target snacks that are rich in whole grains; contain at least 1/4 cup of fruit and/or vegetables; have a fruit, vegetable, protein food, or dairy product as the first ingredient; or contain 10% or more of the percent daily value of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D, or calcium.
In addition, KIND® bars do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, are gluten free, low in sodium, have 0 grams trans-fat, and they stay fresh for at least 4 months – enough to get you through that road trip!
Whether it be in the car, at an event, camping with the family, hiking, or just enjoying the great outdoors, Big Fundraising Ideas has the right fundraiser snack option all year round for your group. Choose from popcorn, KIND® bars, beef jerky, pretzels, and more on our website.