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Healthier eating leads to improved learning

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention affirms that children who eat healthy foods at school learn better lifelong eating habits and are more prepared to learn. Since most children spend close to six hours a day and consume as much as half of their daily calories at school, parents want to make sure they’re packing the right stuff to keep them in optimal learning mode.crispy

Simple Math
A healthy lunch + healthy snacks = healthy learning.  So whether the little one is heading off to school for the first time or one is going off to college, they will need a nutritious lunch, as well as some healthy snacks to fuel their day and stimulate neural activity.

Power Your Lunchbox
Start with a nutritious lunch. Crispy Fruit Freeze-dried snacks are the perfect complement to any healthy lunch.  Parents who will be packing their kids’ lunches should check out the sixth annual Power Your Lunchbox campaign from Produce for Kids.  This campaign has been growing exponentially since its inception with more parents making the promise to pack a healthier lunch for their kids

“We are proud to be one of the founding sponsors of this wonderful campaign that promotes packing healthier school lunches, which aligns perfectly with our mission of using food as a force for good,” said Angela Liu, Crispy Green founder and chief executive officer.

Packing along real fruit that snacks like a chip to school or any other extra-curricular activity will make it easy for the kids to stay away from other, less healthy snacks.

Win A Crispy Green Backpack Filled with Crispy Fruit!
This year, fans can win a Crispy Green backpack filled with Crispy Fruit snacks on the company's Facebook page. The contest runs through the end of September.  For more information about the contest, visit

Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks are 100% pure fruit. Delicious, sweet fruit flavor that snacks like a chip. Choose from seven great flavors — apple, pear, banana, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple and tangerine.  All Crispy Fruit flavors are available in a convenient six-pack — six single-serving bags or individual, single-serving “Grab & Go” bags that provide approximately one serving of fruit and 60 calories or less per bag.