Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nature's Path

Pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Halloween goodies seem more like a trick than a treat. So, this year Nature’s Path is making the holiday a little healthier for all the ghosts and goblins with 100% certified organic Treat Size EnviroKidz Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars.

Parents can feel better about passing out these new Nature’s Path treats on Halloween: in addition to being organic, the bars are whole grain, low fat, low sodium, and non-GMO verified. And, for the growing number of trick-or-treaters who are avoiding gluten – whether it is due to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or a restrictive diet for other conditions – the Treat Size bars are also certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.

Unhealthy snacks can cause more harm for kids than Halloween-night sugar-highs according to a recent study that found children who ingest high levels of pesticides (which can be found in non-organic foods) are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. The recently released landmark President’s Panel on Cancer report also urges consumers to eat organic based on the negative effects of pesticides.

Giving moms and dads even more reason to feel good about passing out Treat Size EnviroKidz Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice bars, 1 percent of sales will be donated to non-profit organizations that benefit habitat conservation, endangered species and youth education, like all EnviroKidz products. And, most importantly for the trick-or-treaters, kids love the peanut chocolaty taste!

Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path Organic Foods is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs over 400 people at its four facilities in Canada and the United States. The privately held, family-owned company produces breakfast foods and snacks sold in specialty foods stores and retailers in 40 countries around the world. The company’s innovative brands include Nature’s Path®, Flax Plus, EnviroKidz®, and Optimum®.

Nature's Path was kind enough to send us some snacks to try out! If we had kids trick or treating at our house I would definitely be handing these out (we live way out in the bush!) They are delicious, healthy, and partial proceeds go to charity! The kids love them, you can't really get any better than that! My husband loves Nature's Path cereal as its delicious and one of the only types he can have being wheat free! My kids and I love the cereal too, the chocolate peanut butter is so good, and the granola bars are delicious!

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