Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fueling Kids' Energy & Reclaiming Play with CLIF Kid


It's soccer season again here in our little world!

The boy is playing fall soccer (which in the PNW means a lot of playing soccer in the rain), including week night practices and weekend games.  And, as he points out frequently, he's a growing boy and therefore hungry, so bringing snacks for him is a must for me.  That 20 minute drive between the field and our house?  He just might starve on the way.


We're working with CLIF Kid and CLIF Kid Zbar® to help promote reclaiming play all year long! Play is disappearing at home, in school, and in communities. 70% of moms played outside when they were kids, 31% of their kids play outside today.


That's why we love our current neighborhood. There are kids everywhere and always someone outside for our kids to play with.  This, plus scheduled play activities (fall is cross country, flag football, and soccer) and we know our kids are busy and active.  We want our kids to learn to balance sport and play and learn about living a healthy lifestyle in a way they can keep up when they get older.  We encourage them to try out different sports and activities as well as having plenty of downtime for free play with their friends.


CLIF Kid makes nutritious snacks from organic ingredients that are specially-crafted for kids’ developing taste buds and active lives. CLIF Kid Zbars are non-GMO, have no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or synthetic preservatives, and come in great flavors kids love (hello chocolate chip!)


We love pairing them up with a fun bento snack box to make sure that Ben has something to eat after soccer.  In this box, I picked easy to eat snacks--a sliced boiled egg and cheese chunks for protein, sliced grapes and a peeled clementine orange for some fruit, and a CLIF Kid Zbar® for extra energy.  Of course, we've got plenty of water for hydration too.


How do your kids play? Check out this video from CLIF Kid and encourage your kids to get back outside, push their boundaries, and feed their adventures.

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