Patient Education Paddle Pop’s Tips for Kids Healthy Snacking

With Paddle Pop we strongly believe that within a healthy, balanced diet and active lifestyle there is a place for occasional treats, or fun foods. Such foods, like ice cream, are appealing to children, for instance through their fun tastes, textures, shapes and colours so we believe that these foods should be responsibly formulated.


Unilever is committed to help 1 billion people take actions to improve their health and wellbeing through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, and considering that children being overweight is a continuing concern globally with up to 200 million school aged children being either overweight or obese, we have taken responsibility by setting nutritional limits to our total range of ice creams for kids’ ice creams.


The limits are:

  • 110kcal (462kJ) per serving
  • 3g of saturated fat per serving
  • 20g of added sugar per 100g

Reference:

1. International Obesity Taskforce, The Global Epidemic

www.iaso.org/iotf/obesity/obesitytheglobalepidemic


Tips for Healthy Snacking!


  • Keep healthy snacks in the house like rice crackers, carrot sticks, celery and dips
  • Choose grains like whole-grain breads, cereals or low-GI options
  • Variety is key; provide out-of-the-ordinary snacks – cranberries, nuts, pineapple, red/yellow peppers
  • Mix it up by using peanut butter, honey or fat-free dressing and dips with snacks
  • Include healthier snacks in lunch boxes (like veggie sticks) and get your kids involved so they learn how to make healthier choices of their own
  • Include a variety of colour when planning snacks as this makes it look more interesting and appealing to eat
  • Keep hydrated and avoid high energy drinks