Jan 192014
 

That!

With the start of school just around the corner we are slowly getting the kids back into their normal routine. During the holidays we were a little easier with bedtimes and treated them to ‘special occasion’ dinners and snacks (as they call them) every now and then but it’s time to get back on track. This year I will have 10 lunch boxes to pack every week so I’ve cleaned out the pantry and stacked the shelves with easy but healthy school snacks, bring on term 1!

That! Dairy SnackAlmost two years ago I first wrote about That! Dairy Snack, a healthy, tasty dairy snack for little people that does not need refridgerating making it ideal for school lunch boxes and sports bags. Since then That! has really taken off with new flavours and products being added to the range and new stockists coming on board, have you spotted That! at your local Coles or Woolworths yet?

Aussie MilkThat! Dairy Snack is ‘the original’: a smooth, thick diary treat in a handy resealable pouch. Each pouch of That! Dairy Snack contains as much calcium as a 125ml glass of milk, as few calories as an apple and is made with natural colours and flavours and absolutely no preservatives, that’s a lot of goodness in such a small package. There is no need for spoons or bowls so they’re great for active kids, just squeeze and slurp!

That! MilkshakeThe (relatively) new kid on the block is That! Milkshake which can be found in the chiller of Woolworths stores across Australia. These yummy milkshakes are made with real Aussie milk, packed in a convenient pouch and at 120g they are an appropriate size for children (unlike many of other alternatives out there!). Pop one in your child’s bag as a tasty surprise at recess, an energy boost for after soccer pratice or a mess-free treat during car rides.

That! Milkshake and That! Dairy Snack are currently available in three popular flavours: Banana, Strawberry and Chocolate.

Don’t forget to drop into your local Coles supermarket (or shop Coles online) this week to stock up on That! Dairy Snack at the special price of just $1.49 each, that’s a saving of 25%! Hurry, offer ends January 21, 2014.

To read more about That!, to learn what makes That! snacks stand out from other dairy snacks and to discover great healthy snack and activity ideas for your family visit www.thatdairysnack.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 10 Fridge-to-Go Lunch Cooler Bags filled with yummy, healthy That! Dairy Snacks and That! Milkshake make sure you enter our giveaway below, entry is easy!

Fridge-to-Go RedAbout Fridge-to-Go: Fridge-to-Go is home to a range of portable snack, drink and lunch solutions for young and old. From lunch for one to a picnic for the whole family, you can count on Fridge-to-Go to keep your gear fresh and cool. The Fridge-to-Go Lunch Cooler Bag, their signature product, is a clever 8-hour portable cooler with a removable chilling panel. Designed for ages 8+ it is ideal for school/work lunches and of course That! snacks!

To find out more about Fridge-to-Go, to browse the range and to order online visit www.fridge-to-go.net.au.

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Healthy habits, happy kids – Book a That! Hero visit for your school

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Feb 262012
 

We all know that recent studies have shown that the number of overweight (or even obese) children is growing at an alarming rate. The media is full of it and it really is a worry parents should take very seriously. It is important that parents realise there are lots of steps they can take to encourage their kids to be healthier and happier. Here are 7 ways to promote healthy habits for kids, put together by the ProPortion Foods team:

1. Sleep
Our kids need around 10 hours sleep per night to function, concentrate and be their most focused and productive. If your child struggles to go to bed early, why not try moving bedtime up by 10 minutes per night, so that they don’t even realise they are getting that extra shut-eye.

2. Balanced Diet
Even as adults, we feel the effects of a poor diet. Sometimes, life does get in the way and it is a real effort to ensure we are eating right. Our kids benefit from a balanced diet which includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, sufficient calcium and the right source of protein and carbohydrates. If you are time poor, a suggestion might be to prepare nutritious meals in bulk, grocery shop online and choose healthy canteen lunch options.

3. Involve the children with meal planning/cooking
Sometimes involving the children with nutritious meal planning or cooking makes them more interested in eating it because they played an active part in the preparation.

4. Play together
We all get a little pre-occupied with electronic gadgets. A great habit to get into is to turn off all electronic devices for an hour each day just to connect with each other as a family and really be present with one another. Use this time to play, be active and just talk to one another.

5. Socialise
There are benefits to forging and strengthening friendships. Friends uplift our moods and create pleasurable past-times. Children enjoy socialising just as much as adults. Strong social skills help increase confidence and self-esteem and those are attributes that we believe most parents would like their kids to develop.

6. Start an extra curriculum activity
It’s great if our children want to participate in a sport. It’s an opportunity for them to be more active as they interact with others that share the same interests. Other non-sport based activities benefit too as they all teach children new skills. Learning new skills develops our sense of mastery and self esteem. When children have a positive sense of self-worth it’s more likely they will feel more confident as well.

7. Spend more time outdoors
Encourage the kids to play outdoors for a set amount of time each day to enjoy the benefits of fresh air and a daily dose of vitamin D. It also a great break from the electronic gadgets that consume so much of our lives.

If you think this is an important message to get across you will love the That! Heroes program. The company behind the new That! Dairy Snack has teamed up with organisations such as the Victorian Institute of Sport to provide schools Australia-wide with free motivational talks. That! Heroes are a team of inspiring stars touring Australian schools with stories about the dreams they have been able to achieve with happy, healthy habits. To organise a visit from a That! Hero for your child’s school visit www.thatdairysnack.com.au.

In case you haven’t discovered That! Dairy Snack yet: These yummy dairy snacks ($1.95) are available at school canteens across Australia in Wild Chocolate and Cool Bananas flavour. That! Dairy Snack is developed to meet strict nutritional criteria and is a Healthy Kids Registered ‘Green’ Product. This means it has been identified as a healthier choice snack for children and includes important nutrients to assist in a child’s growth and development, in fact it provides 20% of the calcium your child needs each day. It contains no artificial flavours, colours or gluten, less than half the sugar of most fruit juices and less saturated fat and sugar than most yoghurts.

To find out more about That! Dairy Snack visit www.thatdairysnack.com.au and make sure you keep an eye on the That! Dairy Snack Facebook page for your regular dose of exciting news, special promotions and lots of great tips to get your kids happy and healthy.