Fueling Your Child’s Journey to Whole Body Wellness with Hannaford Snack Pals!

Discover how good nutrition builds a foundation for your child's holistic well-being and nurtures the health of your entire family.

Author: Leah Tarleton


Nourishing Your Kid in Mind and Body 

Whole-body wellness extends beyond eating more fruits and veggies; it involves strategically using food to nurture every facet of your growing child’s well-being in both mind and body. A developing brain benefits from certain nutrients that can help your child excel in important areas like school and social life. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in fish, nuts, seeds, and fortified foods, are your kid’s brain-boosting power sources, enhancing alertness and focus for both schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Gut health is another key to whole-body wellness for a developing body. Your child’s gut microbiome is like a team of tiny superheroes that support them in feeling emotionally calm and physically protected against showstoppers like colds, flu, and allergies. Teach your kid that nourishing their gut microbiome (the brain in their gut) with good food helps them feel well for the things that matter to you as well as to them—from excelling in school to having enough energy for extracurriculars, time with friends, and family fun, eating well truly means feeling well. To nurture a healthy body, brain, and gut, include plenty of probiotics, found in foods like yogurt, kefir, and cottage cheese, along with prebiotics from foods like oatmeal and bananas to help your child thrive in everything they do.

Smart Snacking and Mindful Eating for Whole-Body Wellness

Hannaford Snack Pals offers kid-friendly nutrition to keep your little ones excited about healthy snacking and fueling their bodies for holistic wellness. With fun, colorful, varied, and pre-portioned whole foods, Snack Pals can help you teach your child about mindful eating habits for a happier relationship with food that supports them in making more nutritious choices each day. Let your child pick out the Snack Pal options that look interesting to them, and encourage them to try each portioned food, reflecting on what they like about it and using Snack Pal games and activities to show them that food and nutrition can truly be fun! Pair Snack Pal fruit cups with yogurt to help your kid explore different flavor combinations or add granola to our veggie packs for extra crunch that engages their senses. Anything that engages a child’s mind and senses will help them make positive connections between the food they eat and how well they feel. Sitting down together for family meals can also help you nurture emotional bonds and provide opportunities for conversations about wellness. Teach your child to nourish their body holistically through the principles of good nutrition and mindfulness.

Hannaford Is Here to Support You 

In the fast-paced world of parenting, it’s easy to overlook the significance of whole-body wellness. But you’re the best guide for your child’s wellness journey. By making conscious choices in nutrition, you empower them to thrive in all areas of life. At Hannaford Supermarkets, we’re here to support your family’s path to a healthier, happier future. Explore our blog for more engaging content, including interviews, infographics, and videos, that will further assist you in raising healthy and happy kids. Together, let’s make whole-body wellness an exciting adventure for the whole family!

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