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Dates For Kids

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Back to school is right around the corner. Yes, let’s tackle the elephant in the room right off the bat—school may look very different this year. Some kids are going to be socially distancing in school while others are leaning on technology and their amazing parents to keep them up to speed on their education ✏️ No matter what school looks like for your family this year, the one thing that is constant in every family’s life is a need to find healthy lunch and snack ideas that are nourishing and satisfying. Even a global pandemic won’t stop the banal need to come up with lunches for kiddos every👏single👏day👏

Of course, there are the old stand-bys that parents have been serving for generations. Classic cold-cut sandwiches and bags of potato chips are standard choices that are easy and typically well-accepted. But what about offering your kids a food that is satisfying, indulges in a sweet tooth, has no added sugar, and is chock-full of natural antioxidants? Sounds too good to be true, right?
Enter Joolies organic Medjool dates 🌴 Dates may not be top of mind when it comes to kid-friendly food, but it is time to expand your horizon. Medjool dates come with a slew of health benefits for children but, most importantly, they appeal to a child’s sweet tooth and taste like a caramel rich treat that is utterly satisfying 😋
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Whether you offer them in place of popular artificially flavored fruit gummies as a snack, as a fruit serving for lunchtime, or as a sweetener in smoothies, dates pack a punch when it comes to health benefits for children ✨ Some benefits include:

Help Keeping Tummies Healthy & Regular

Dates are a natural source of fiber. Kids should be getting around 15 grams of fiber per day, depending on their age. If kids don’t get enough fiber in their diet, they could run into some bathroom challenges, which is no fun for anyone. Additionally, fiber can help kids feel fuller longer, which is great when the snack drawer isn’t available 24/7 like it has been all summer long ☀️

Supports Healthy Iron Levels

Did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in children, or that the global prevalence of anemia in 2010 was 32.9 percent, with the highest burden in children less than five years of age? Kids who don't get enough iron may feel fatigued and have a poor appetite-two things we definitely don't want when school is in session. Along with foods like red meat and green leafy veggies, dates are a natural source of this important mineral that they need to keep their energy level and health in check ✔️
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Eliminates Need For Added Sugar

Added sugars are prevalent in kid's snacks and foods. Eating too many added sugars contribute to a slew of potential health issues from cavities to obesity. Medjool dates offer a sweet taste with zero added sugars (or flavors, or colors for that matter). When kids are begging for candy, try offering these fresh fruits instead. Try dipping them in chocolate and nobody will be able to resist! 🍫

Helps Support Healthy Bones

Children’s bones are constantly growing and need a mineral called calcium to support their strength. Dates supply little bones with this important mineral to help keep them healthy and strong 💪
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Helps Keep Toxic Chemicals Off Of Kids' Plates

Joolies organic Medjool dates are a safe and clean option to add to your child’s diet. They are the only dates that are certified glyphosate-free and are not grown with any toxic chemicals. Knowing that many families are keeping their children’s diets as clean as possible, these dates are a perfect addition ☢️

Provides Antioxidants For A Healthy Immune System

Medjool dates provide natural antioxidants that have a number of health benefits to offer, including a reduced risk of several diseases. Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause harmful reactions in your body and lead to disease. Tannins are one specific antioxidant that are found in dates and may reduce inflammation and boost the immune system-something all kids need a little more of these days ⚡
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Joolies organic Medjool dates can easily be a part of your little one’s school day 🍎You can toss them into a banana and peanut butter smoothie for a little extra sweetness, add a box of a Joolies pitted snack pack in a lunchbox for lunch, or fill a pitted date with some nut butter and top with some chocolate chips for an after-school snack. Adding these goodies to your child’s school year diet will be a welcomed addition that is both good for them and yummy – win-win! 😍

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Joolies organic medjool dates are available in 14 oz. Whole and 11oz. Pitted organic dates at an affordable SRP of $8.99. Joolies also carries single-origin Organic Medjool Date Syrup available for SRP $9.99.