As a whole, we seem to have lost touch with our food. The average five-year-old today may be able to feed their virtual pets with ease, but few have been to or even seen an actual working farm. Statistics are startling: people just don’t seem to know where their food comes from or how it gets to their table. But there is a real food movement with growing momentum. A movement of moms and dads are seeking to return to the farm to fork basics, before our food became an industry, before GMOs, before chemicals, before there was anything but organic farming.
From agritourism hubs and farm stay vacations to local u-pick farms, fields, and must-try mom hacks, here’s how to raise kids who know real food.
Oh, and we are giving away some fabulous prizes to celebrate real food, including $500 of gift cards to Thrive Market & variety packs of Ruby Rockets fruit & veggie snacks! Enter below.
Teaching Kids about Real Food
Here at Trekaroo, we are passionate about how travel and authentic learning experiences come together, but that doesn’t mean travel is the only way to teach your kiddos about real food. We teamed up with four lifestyle bloggers to share their best tips and inspiration for making real food a part of family life. And we’ve also rounded up our very favorite places to connect kids to where their food grows across the nation. (Keep reading to enter our giveaway!)
The agritourism business is booming. Turns out, families actually really enjoy learning how our nation’s agriculture and farming industries work. Kids learn to milk cows. Crops are watered. Seeds are planted (both physically & metaphorically), and a real food movement is stirred in the next generation.
Want to incorporate healthy eating into your family’s lifestyle? Get kids involved in the process! Kids can contribute to family cooking, shopping, and even gardening, and they’re happy to share their best tips for eating right!
How to inspire your kids to eat right on the go? Add fun notes to their lunch boxes to remind them you’re thinking of them and to encourage healthy eating habits. What a great idea!
Do you know where your food comes from? It’s hard to tell sometimes when you’re at the grocery store, staring down aisles and aisles of pretty packages and fine print, isn’t it? But eating healthy can be fun!
How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruit
Have a picky kid? It’s possible to get him or her to like vegetables and fruit. And spoiler alert: it’s not all about the classic bait and switch…kids can learn to like veggies without trickery!
Sponsor Spotlight: Ruby Rockets
Ruby’s Naturals, Inc., parent company to Ruby Rockets, makes delicious, healthy, non-dairy fruit & veggie snacks for the whole family. They’ve been creating organic, non-GMO, real food with no added sugar, since 2013. Whether it’s a refreshing non-dairy fruit and veggie ice pop enjoyed best on a hot summer day, or a kid-friendly, non-dairy yogurt alternativeTM convenient for on-the-go occasions, Ruby’s Naturals, Inc. is committed to serving nutritious, yummy snacks that the whole family can enjoy.
Try the travel-friendly Ruby Rockets Non-Dairy Yogurt alternative
This alternative yogurt tube is dairy and sugar free. Just the delicious goodness of organic fruits and veggies. Full of wholesome goodness like coconut milk and chia seeds. Vegan and gluten free too.
Get free shipping on one variety 3-pack of Ruby Rockets Non-dairy yogurt alternative using code Trekaroo0816. Limited to the first 100 orders.
Enter to Win a Real Food Gift Pack (3 Winners)!
To celebrate Trekaroo’s love of real food, we’re giving three families real-food prize packs worth over $500.
- Grand prize winner (1 winner): $300 Thrive Market gift card + two variety packs of Ruby Rockets products. Value: $310
- Runner-up prize winners (2 winners): $100 Thrive Market gift card + two variety packs of Ruby Rockets products. Value: $110 per prize
Enter today and everyday for the next two weeks via the Rafflecopter widget below:
Join the #RealFoodRocks movement and share how you’re rockin’ real food on social media
Giveaway Rules and Guidelines
Rules and Guidelines:
- No purchase necessary
- Three (3) raffle winners will be selected
- Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
- 18 years of age and older
- US and Canada residents only, excluding residents of the Provence of Quebec.
- Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email. (Usually 3 days)
- After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.
Entry Period: August 1, 2016 at 12:01 AM PST to August 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST
Sponsored by: Ruby Rockets
Featured photo by: Bigstock/romrodinka