Hannaford Supermarkets is helping children build lifelong healthy eating habits through its new Snack Pals Plates program.
Through Oct. 31, customers can purchase a Snack Pals Plate located in displays beside the produce section at all Hannaford stores.
The Snack Pals Plates are two for $5 and each purchase results in a donation to a local hunger relief organization in the store’s community. The program is anticipated to provide funds for 100,000 meals for families experiencing food insecurity across New England and New York.
The plates feature character illustrations and offer nutritional guidance for a well-balanced meal with four quadrants allocating space for fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The plates also include tips, such as “filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables.”
“We’re excited to introduce this program, which not only serves as an engaging tool to foster healthy eating habits for children but also supports hunger relief efforts in our communities,” said Allison Stowell, registered dietitian.
“With colorful designs and charming characters that help kids visualize a well-balanced meal, the plates make mealtimes more exciting while teaching children to reach for nutritious foods and snacks.”
The plates are an extension of the Hannaford Snack Pals program – a group of food characters that teach children about healthy eating habits. The Hannaford Snack Pals website features interactive games, food-themed crafts, nutritious recipes, tips and resources to learn about healthy eating habits.
Customers can also choose from Hannaford’s selection of fresh, individually packaged Snack Pals offerings, such as grapes and cheese; cucumber, red peppers and ranch dip; or watermelon cups.
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