These no bake granola balls are a quick, easy, and healthy snack that’s super kid-friendly.
Basilmomma.com partners, Produce for Kids and Meijer, are hosting the third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids. Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations. Actually, Meijer hit the $1 million mark after this past spring, so that was a big benchmark for them!
These no bake granola balls are one of 6 recipes that you can pick up free at your local Meijer store.
You can find the no bake granola balls recipe on the Produce for Kids website.
Shoppers are encouraged to add more produce to their grocery carts through from Aug. 31-Sept. 27 and then all 11 participating fruit and vegetable suppliers will make a consumption-based donation to Jump with Jill. Shoppers should also be on the lookout for the Produce for Kids display, featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ in the produce section of all Meijer stores to pick up a shopping list of participating produce companies, along with easy, healthy recipes for their family. The display will direct shoppers to Produce for Kids , featuring more than 150 kid-approved recipes, meal planning tools, campaign information and healthy tips from real parents.
I hope you enjoy the no bake granola balls recipe!
The following produce companies are sponsors of Healthy Families, Healthy Kids:
- Bolthouse Farms® Carrots & Juices;
- DOLE® Salads;
- Highline® Mushrooms – Fresh Mushrooms;
- Mariani Packing Company – Mariani® Premium Dried Fruit;
- Michigan Apple Committee – Michigan Apples;
- Potandon Produce – Green Giant® Fresh Klondike Rose® & Red Potatoes;
- Stemilt Growers – Lil Snappers® Gala Apples & Bartlett Pears;
- SUNSET® Campari® Brand Cocktail Tomatoes;
- T. Marzetti® Company – Marzetti® Caramel Dip;
- Westmoreland Sales – TopLine Farms Seedless Cucumbers;
- POM Wonderful® – Pomegranate Juice & Juice Blends
A bit more info:
Jump with Jill is a music-based health program for kids, making nutrition education rock! They offer audiences live concerts, recorded music, video experiences, and cross-curricular classroom activities. Known as the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert. Created by registered dietitian and professional musician, Jill Jayne, MS, RD, Jump with Jill is both educationally sound and completely rock & roll.
During the 2014 campaign time period, The Very Hungry Caterpillar will interact with kids at two Produce for Kids in-store appearances on Sept. 6 at the Meijer located at 11305 Lincoln Hwy., Mokena, IL and on Sept. 13 at the Meijer located at 930 Coleman’s Crossing Blvd., Marysville, OH. For more information, please visit www.produceforkids.com/Meijer.