Finding foods that kids not only like, but are nutritious, is a challenge that many consumers around the globe understand and why it is important for retailers to keep their eyes peeled for products they can offer in-store to make the task a little easier. Horizon Organic® is helping in the mission by announcing the expansion of its Growing Years™ line to now include lowfat yogurt pouches, cultured dairy smoothies, reduced-fat milk half gallons, and single-serve whole milk boxes available now at grocery stores nationwide.
"Our goal is to make it easy for parents to give their children nutrients they need, all while giving kids the delicious taste they crave," said Regan Ebert, Senior Vice President of Premium Dairy at Danone North America. "We know little ones can be picky, so we've partnered closely with pediatricians to develop new Horizon Organic Growing Years products that offer parents more variety, all while providing key nutrients for growing children."
The new products being offered by Horizon are not only tasty, but are filled with nutrients that kids need as they expand their dairy intake beyond milk. According to a press release, as children make the transition from infant formula or breast milk to dairy milk, it can not only be challenging for parents, but sometimes can affect the nutrient intake of their kids. The Growing Years lineup was introduced in 2019 with the help of pediatricians to bridge this gap.
To keep improving on its portfolio of offerings, Horizon has launched six new products, including:
Whether meeting the needs of toddlers or young school children, the new products have something to offer to all age ranges. Growing Years’ yogurt pouches, cultured smoothies, and single-serve 8 oz whole milk boxes are also great for on-the-go options, and each serving of Growing Years organic dairy provides 50mg DHA-Omega-3 to support brain health, choline to transport DHA, and prebiotics to help feed good bacteria in the gut.
"As a mom of a toddler, and also as a doctor of public health and dietitian who has been working with moms and dads for more than two decades, I know first-hand how tough it can be at times to get your kids to eat enough of the nutritious foods you want them to," said Nutrition Expert Dr. Wendy Bazilian. "The expansion of the Horizon Organic Growing Years line helps kids enjoy tastes they love from quality ingredients while getting critical nutrients they need—and conveniently, too. Giving your little ones the opportunity to explore foods through fun, at-home activities is a great way to get kids to experiment with new tastes, textures, and flavors. Peek-a-boo taste tests (cover your eyes and try a few bites before you make up your mind!) and DIY mix-and-match smoothie set-ups are great activities to try."
Horizon’s new Growing Years products are available at grocery retailers across the country, and can be found using the store locator on the brand’s website.
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