With another school year beginning, many parents are adding “make lunch” to their weekday to-do lists—and looking for the latest healthy, natural snacks to help their kids thrive throughout the day. Parents are shopping for healthy kids snacks and natural brands to help kids thrive.
When stocking the kids snack aisle, natural retailers might want to remember that parents are looking for products that taste better than most gluten-free brands; feature nutrient-dense seeds; offer plant-based nutrients; and are free from the top allergens, including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, wheat and soy. Better-for-you options increasingly include seeds as a functional ingredient; pumpkin and watermelon seeds are popular sources of plant-based proteins.
Here’s a gallery of the latest innovations in kids snacks.