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January is generally the month we adults jump on the health bandwagon and take to gyms across the country with our calorie counters at the ready.
However this January the folks over at Change4Life brought it to everyone’s attention after a recent survey that our children are eating way too many surgery snacks!
I must be honest and say that I am one of those parents that give regular sugary snacks but I never really thought about the nutritional content. I worry about giving the kids a balanced diet at meal times but honestly never thought about the snacks as they just seemed like such a small part of their diet, especially as just one won’t hurt will it?
Well, according to Change4Life as a nation we have been giving our kids on average 3 snacks per day with many of them being sweets, cakes and even fizzy drinks and this is not helping the nation’s obesity epidemic. For me its more than the obesity aspect that worries me. We can see whats on the outside but not the inside so when I really thought about it I know I am a prime contributor to my child’s diet and snacks are where I am going to take back control.
It’s recommend that children of all ages should only consume 2 snacks each day and if possible those that are less than 100 calories per snack. However when I started looking at the nutritional information in more depth on the products I have been feeding the kids practically daily I have been shocked and more than a little disappointed that I have been giving snacks that are well over double.
So in light of this new change of being more nutritionally aware of all the food and drink my child consumes I have taken to making sure that we only have no added sugar squash or even better water (what is it about kids preferring water from a bottle? ). I have also been really lucky to not lose our much loved family favourite biscuits too as Jammie Dodgers are never going to quite disappear from our food cupboards (who doesn’t like Jammie Dodgers) as they have made my life a little more straight forward with their newest counterpart!
Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers have been designed to specifically help with ensuring the flavour and taste are still premium whilst packed with wholegrain oats and raspberry fruit pieces. They contain absolutely no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. They’re also lower in sugar than most kid’s mini biscuits on the market. The Raspberry Oaty Bites are designed to be a healthier biscuit snack for children under 5 and contain no Hydrogenated Fats or GM Ingredients along with being a great source of fibre and suitable for vegetarians.
Obviously we had to give these little beauties a go and as they currently retail at Tesco for £1.69 for a pack of 5 mini packets they make ideal lunchbox essentials. For me they make great go to snacks when we are out and about with Jacob or if it’s just been one of those days (we all have those from time to time). If I am totally honest knowing that these snacks are healthier than most children’s mini biscuits on the market means I can still give him the biscuits he wants. I don’t think I am ever going to get Jacob to eat cucumber or carrot sticks and hummus but for now I will take Oaty Bites, grapes and pears.
In my book that’s got to be a parenting win right there … the rest of snack time is certainly going to be learning curve from here on out.
I know I am not the only parent out there with little ones that adore biscuits and would love to try Oaty Bites and that is why the fabulous folks over at Jammie Dodgers have very generously allowed me to give away 20 multipacks of their delicious snack to one lucky winner.
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