Meijer is once again partnering with Produce for Kids® for the Annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for children’s organizations. The joint campaign, which begins May 25, will educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for Meijer’s designated charity – local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Since 2002, Meijer has raised nearly $950,000 for local children’s organizations.
To help Meijer increase its donation, shoppers through June 21 are encouraged to add more produce to their grocery carts. All 11 participating fruit and vegetable suppliers will make a consumption-based donation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, which provides comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids.
“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Meijer to educate families on healthy eating habits while
improving the lives of children in our local communities,” said John Shuman, president of Produce for Kids.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Produce for Kids to not only support such an
important cause, but to also highlight the importance of healthy eating and living among children.”
Throughout the campaign, signage will be featured in Meijer produce departments, which will list all participating companies, as well as healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes. In-store materials also will encourage shoppers to visit www.produceforkids.com for additional information on the campaign and to read healthy tips from real parents.
The following companies proudly support the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign and local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® to fight hunger and improve the lives of children: Bolthouse Farms®; DOLE® Salads; Earthbound Farm® Organic Packaged Salads; Grower Direct® California & Washington Cherries; T. Marzetti®Company – Marzetti® Refrigerated Salad Dressings; SUNSET® Tomatoes on the Vine; NatureSweet®Glorys™ Perfect Ingredient Tomatoes, Cherubs® Heavenly Salad Tomatoes, & SunBursts™ Sweet Golden Snacking Tomatoes; Green Giant® Fresh Klondike Rose® & Red Potatoes; Shuman Produce – RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions; and Well-Pict Berries® Strawberries.
For more information about the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign, visit www.produceforkids.com.
Produce for Kids shared 2 quick and oh so easy recipes for the whole family below. I hope you give them a try and PLEASE let me know if you do!
Florentine Egg Muffins
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup NatureSweet® Glorys™ tomatoes, diced
2 cups Earthbound Farm® organic baby spinach, loosely packed
1 cup red bell peppers, seeded, diced
6 large eggs
1 large Green Giant® Fresh Klondike Rose® potato, grated, cooked
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms,
tomatoes, spinach and peppers, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender and
water evaporates. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl. Mix in cooked vegetables, potatoes and
cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Line large muffin tin with 8 baking cups. Portion ½ cup mixture into each
cup and bake in oven 10-20 minutes, or until eggs puff and are firm.
For a complete meal, serve Florentine Egg Muffins with:
• ½ cup chopped pineapple, pears and bananas
This meal provides 294 nutrient rich calories.
Easy Summer Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
4 cups DOLE® Spring Mix salad blend
8 oz. lemon pepper rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
8 large Well-Pict Berries® strawberries, sliced
1 cup red seedless grapes
4 Tbsp. Marzetti® Light Raspberry Cabernet Vinaigrette dressing
1. Mix salad, chicken, strawberries, grapes and dressing in large bowl.
Divide into two servings.
Suggested sides for a complete meal:
• A glass of Bolthouse Farms® 100% juice
This meal provides 296 nutrient rich calories.
**Recipes and photos provided by Produce for Kids
Want to win a Meijer giftcard so YOU can add some healthy fruits, veggies and other produce to YOUR plate? Leave me a comment below telling me how YOU plan on adding more fresh produce to you or your families diet this year! I will draw ONE winner on Sunday, June 8th at 9 pm and notify the winner via email. Winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Good luck ????
About Produce for Kids®
Produce for Kids® is a philanthropically based organization that brings the produce industry together to educate consumers about healthy eating with fresh produce and raises funds for local children’s non- profit organizations. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $4.8 million to benefit kids. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.produceforkids.com,Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.