YoKids drinkable smoothies hit store shelves
LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Stonyfield recently launched two drinkable yogurts just for kids, each made with real organic fruit and vegetable purees: Strawbana and Very Berry.
Strawbana is a mix of organic carrot, strawberry, banana and yogurt ,while Very Berry is made up of organic sweet potato, raspberry, strawberry and yogurt. Smoothies also offer one-third of the recommended daily allowance for calcium and are an excellent source of vitamin D making them a smarter snack choice.
"Yogurt is an excellent snack food for all children," explained America's pediatrician, Dr. Bill Sears. "Kids love to snack and should graze on healthy foods during the day. I often recommend that they snack on yogurt because it's high in protein, it's high in calcium, and it satisfies them."
"When it comes to feeding kids food that's good for them, there are two big challenges -- having it handy when kids are hungry and finding nutritious food that tastes good to little ones," shared Stonyfield vice president of marketing and mom of twins, Kristen Deshaies. "So we crafted a delicious recipe that uses real fruits and veggies, poured it into kid-sized bottles that are convenient for moms and dads, and YoKids Smoothies were born! Kids love the fruity taste and parents love that their kids are being nourished in such a healthy way."
Like all Stonyfield yogurts, YoKids Smoothies are certified organic, so they do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives and are produced without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
YoKids Smoothies are available nationwide in 3.1oz. six-packs with a suggested retail price of $3.69.
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