I regularly steal the snacks that are meant to be for my kids. And I’m not alone. According to Organix, 1 in 4 parents are equally guilty.
I’ve been proudly working with Organix Foods for the past few years on a series of posts this year as part of their #NoJunkJourney campaign, to highlight the importance of healthy eating for children. We’ve covered What Organic Means to Me, Healthy Snacking, What’s in Toddler Snacks and much more.
This month, we’re talking about stealing kids snacks. Something that, *cough*, I’m sure we’re all guilty of. But is it so wrong?…
Sharing Kids’ Snacks
I’ll freely admit that I’ll often sit down to a bag of Organix’s Cheesy Pea Snaps or a packet of their Coconut and Cocoa Bites. Why wouldn’t I? They’re tasty and healthy. Win win. I don’t want my kids to be full of salt, sugar and additives, so why should I eat them?
We always use real ingredients to give flavour, so our snacks are really tasty, it’s no wonder parents sometimes swipe them too! – Emily Day, Head of Food Development at Organix
Because, you know what, food isn’t for a particular gender and it shouldn’t be for a particular age either. The box may have cartoon characters on it, but I’m all about what’s inside. If food is healthy and tasty, then I’m all for it.
Although most of Organix’s snack foods are targeted to babies and toddlers, I still buy them all the time for my 6 and 8 year olds. They have no qualms about tucking into their beloved apple rice cakes or raspberry apple bars. But they’re not just for the kiddies. I can teach them to share by stealing their snacks, right? Why not.
Give me a juice-sweetened tasty Organix gingerbread man over a sugar and salt filled ‘adult’ ginger biscuit any day.
Why should these tasty treats be consigned to just being kids food – under the wrappers it’s just top quality, healthy organic snacks that taste great. For babies, toddlers, kids and… grown ups. Free the snacks of their infant marketing and see them for what they are inside. Yummy!
Organix recently surveyed parents and found that I’m certainly not alone in ‘stealing’ kids snacks.
- 1 in 4 parents pinch their little one’s snacks because they taste so good.
- Nearly half of parents admit to sneakily stealing their little one’s snacks under the guise of tasting to check it’s OK.
- 1 in 5 say they’ve been given ‘the look’ by their child when they’re caught stealing their food!
- Nearly a third of parents confess they often end up finishing off their child’s leftovers.
For Us Not You, A Little One’s Perspective – Created by Organix in partnership with comedian Sam Avery
Organix Food – More than just awesome kids snacks
Over the course of the years that I’ve been working with Organix, I’ve learned that they do much, much more than provide healthy organic snacks for babies and toddlers with no nasties, healthy ingredients and just good stuff, that tastes great.
Not only do they lovingly make no-junk snacks for our little ones, but they also work hard behind the scenes to make the world a better place for our kids.
It was a report commissioned by Organix that kick-started the healthy school dinners campaign. The serendipitous choice of launching their report at an organic pub around the corner from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, meant that the report was left for him. He obviously read it and it hit home. We all know that he then campaigned tirelessly to improve school dinners. (Side-eyes the government and their disgusting current plans to cut the earning threshold for free school meals).
Remember blue smarties? Organix realised that the mix of food colourings was making kids hyperactive so they campaigned to have them removed and more natural colourings used.
And they’ve also done a lot more. Without much fanfare, they’ve spent decades passionately making substantial changes. Read about Organix’s campaigns.
Follow along on social media, and share your favourite kids snacks to steal with #NoJunkJourney #ForUsNotYou
Disclosure: This post was commissioned by Organix.