Date Published: 8 September 2005

What's Your Snack IQ?

Quiz yourself and your family online to learn about healthy eating.

There is even a chance to win a prize !

  • By what age are most American kids hooked on junk food ?
  • How can you help reduce unhealthy snacking in your home ?
  • You're tired and hungry after school, so what's the best snack to grab ?

From now until the end of September 2005, parents and kids can test their knowledge of healthy snacks by answering these questions at: 500 winners will be drawn from all those who take the quiz by 30th Sept. 2005.

Winners will automatically receive a free insulated snack backpack (as shown), compliments of Organic Valley Family of Farms.

" Some snacks improve your health and others don't," said Dr. Alan Greene, M.D., one of the nation's foremost pediatricians and children's environmental health advocates and father of four.
" Healthy snacking can taste great and satisfy cravings, while giving kids and parents a boost of energy and much-needed nutrients. But many snack choices are full of unhealthy fat, including transfats, salt, calories and artificial ingredients. Instead, look for snacks made from delicious organic whole fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat organic dairy choices, which are made without pesticides, hormones or antibiotics."

Dr. Greene and Organic Valley have created a quiz for adults and a quiz for kids, each with 10 thought-provoking, fun questions to help them measure their healthy snacking know-how.

One question on the kids' quiz asks:

"It's after school and you're feeling tired and hungry. Which of the following snacks will get you back on your feet and help you hold on until suppertime ?"

Adults are asked questions such as,

"On average, how many pounds of sweeteners per person per year do Americans consume ?"

After answering all 10 questions, quiz-takers will see the correct answers, along with helpful nutritional facts and advice from Dr. Greene and select snack recipes from Organic Valley, such as Creamy Dreamy Guacamole Dip for vegetables. They'll also receive a summary of their snack knowledge, based upon how many of their answers are correct.

" Some of my favorite snacks are mixed organic nuts, sliced, crisp organic apples, and organic cheddar cheese, along with a glass of cold and satisfying lowfat, organic milk," said Dr. Greene.
" My kids love to munch on baby organic carrots and cherry tomatoes. There are so many healthy snacks today from which families can choose. The most important thing is to keep on hand a variety of natural, whole food snacks that are delicious, but provide calories for energy and other ingredients needed to stay fit and healthy."

Organic Valley offers a range of healthy organic snack options, ranging from organic 1% lowfat chocolate and regular milk in 11-oz single-serve bottles, to assorted organic cheeses, including Organic Valley Stringles cheese sticks in three delicious varieties: mozzarella, cheddar and co-jack.

Information on this page was released by the Organic Valley Family of Farms on 7th Sept 2005.

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