Abbott launches NutriPals snack bar for kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio Abbott Nutritionals on Wednesday launched PediaSure NutriPals Fruit Bars, a kids’ snack bar made with one serving of real fruit in every bar.

A recent study shows only 39 percent of moms believe their children are getting enough fruit in their diets. Additionally, moms are concerned that their children may not consume all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need each day.

To that end, NutriPals Fruit Bars are low-fat, healthy snacks, and they contain no high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, trans fat or preservatives, Abbott stated. Each 150-calorie bar is a good source of protein, fiber and more than 20 vitamins and minerals. "For most parents, it's a challenge to get your kids to eat the bananas or apples you pack in their lunch boxes," stated Jeff Boutelle, division vice president and general manager of pediatric products, Abbott Nutrition. "New NutriPals Fruit Bars are a convenient way to get more real fruit into their diets."

PediaSure NutriPals Fruit Bars are now available in the baby/toddler aisle at most major retailers, alongside other NutriPals products. NutriPals Fruit Bars come in three flavors—strawberry, mixed berry and blueberry—and the suggested retail price is $5.49 for a box of six bars.