Campbell’s® Vegetable soup with fun alphabet-shaped pasta can be an
entertaining way for children to eat their veggies. Don’t forget to save the label!
Keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen table makes for easy take along snacks!
||Set an example for your child by eating a variety of vegetables yourself. Parents can be positive healthy eating role models for their children and have the opportunity to help children develop sound eating habits that will last a lifetime. If you eat well, chances are your child will too.
Are canned vegetables and fruit less nutritious than fresh?
Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating suggests consuming vegetables and fruit from a variety of sources, including fresh, frozen and canned. Canned and frozen vegetables and fruits provide the same variety of essential vitamins and minerals as fresh produce and are less expensive. Having canned and frozen vegetables and fruit on hand can be convenient as it’s sometimes difficult to keep a supply of fresh vegetables and fruit in the refrigerator.
||Campbell® soups can help you get your veggies – over 40 Campbell® products contain a full serving of vegetables and contain no artificial colours or flavours.
What are some simple and nutritious snack ideas for my child?
Seeds, dried fruit and Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers (Did you know Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers are baked and contain 0 trans fat?)
Yogurt – for eating or dipping raw fruit or vegetables
Cereal bar, oatmeal or fig cookies with milk
Canned fruit (in fruit juice) with small whole grain muffin
V8® vegetable cocktail paired with boiled eggs
Fresh fruit with string cheese
Campbell’s® Soup At Hand® with a glass of milk
||Children need snacks to help fuel their growing bodies. When planning snacks, aim to include foods from at least 2 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating – Grain Products, Vegetables and Fruit, Meat Products, Meat and Alternatives.
Planning school lunches can be a struggle - what are some quick and healthy lunch ideas for my child?
A cheese and ham grilled sandwich on whole grain bread, and a heat-retaining vacuum bottle filled with Campbell’s® Tomato soup and a piece of fruit. Use milk when preparing soups for extra calcium, a nutrient that is very important for your growing child.
Hummus with whole grain pita wedges, raw veggies, pudding and V8® vegetable cocktail.
Whole grain muffin, boiled egg, carrot and celery sticks and milk.
Cold pizza, canned fruit, Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers and chocolate milk.
Whole wheat tortilla with chunks of chicken and crunchy veggies like celery and bell peppers, along with yogurt and fresh berries.
||Getting children involved in meal planning and preparation is key to a successful mealtime as children are more likely to eat a meal that they have been involved in creating. So plan or prepare school lunches together - it’s a great way for them to have fun and learn about healthy foods at the same time!
||When planning meals, try to include foods from all four food groups from Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Also, look for products that carry the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Health Check™ symbol – your assurance that you are making a wise food choice.
I am concerned about sodium. How can I moderate the amount of sodium in my family’s meals?
Look at the Nutrition Facts table on product labels to compare and identify foods lower in sodium. Many packaged foods now offer delicious low or reduced sodium versions like Campbell’s® Healthy Request® soups or Low Sodium V8® Vegetable Cocktail. These product labels count for Labels for Education points!