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Summer is here and so is camp season for the kids. Whether it is day camp or sleep-away camp, parents can have fun too by sneaking fun-filled snacks into lunchboxes or care packages.
For day camp, consider adding fruit to the lunchbox rather than high-calorie cookies or candy bars. Fruits are more refreshing during hot days and will give your kids the nutrients they need to stay active. Both green and gold kiwifruit each have twice the vitamin C as an orange, as much potassium as a banana and as much fiber as many whole grain cereals.
Since packing lunches for a sleep-away camp isn’t possible, care packages can be a nice surprise for kids while away from home. When creating these packages, make sure to include items like hand-written notes, a favorite book, a photo or something that will comfort them while at camp.
Remember to also include snacks that are convenient to eat on-the-go and might not be available at camp. Kiwifruit’s bright colors and fuzzy skin will get the attention of other campers.
Kiwifruit is easier for kids to eat than one might think. There’s no need to peel, just cut it in half and scoop out the fruit with a spoon.
Kiwifruit Tips for Day Camp
- Pack whole kiwifruit and teach kids the cut and scoop method. Don’t forget a plastic knife and spoon.
- Add peeled kiwifruit into other lunch item such as whole grain salads or salsas with corn chips.
- Cut kiwifruit into wedges, to be eaten like an orange.