Extend a Heart Healthy Snack to One Kids Really do Like- a GrappleÂ®
WENATCHEE, Wash., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — February is American Heart Month, and there is no time like the present to get kids involved in making healthy choices. Start with the best, take a snack created by Mother Nature and enhanced to appeal to kids and you have Grapple brand apples. Imagine the sweet distinctive flavor of Concord grapes combined with the crispness of a fresh, juicy Washington apple and you have the ultimate healthy snack kids love.
Recently in Virginia, the Chesterfield County Public Schools started helping children fight for their lives. With estimates from the U.S. government stating that one in five, or 20 percent, of America’s youth are suffering from childhood obesity, the school has found a way to emphasize health to its students. It has instituted a new program–”a Grapple a day keeps the doctor away” which encourages students of Falling Creek Elementary to choose a grapple, or “grape-le,” as their daily snack of choice and according to one Chesterfield student, “It’s really healthy.”
Ask any parent or teacher and they’ll tell you the easiest way to change kids eating habits is not with lecturing but by introducing tasty healthy foods into their diets. Eating healthy keeps a child’s mind sharp and ready to learn all day and trains them with healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.
The nutrition found in a Grapple closely resembles that of any apple. Each Grapple contains approximately 130 calories, 0g fat, 0g cholesterol, 0gs sodium, 170 mg potassium, 25g carbohydrate, 4g of dietary fiber and 19g sugar. They are high in fiber and have a low glycemix index.
Grapple brand apples are as healthy as if just picked off a tree. They begin either as a Washington State Gala or Fuji apple. Through a complex, patented process, these apples are gently bathed with an ingredient mix that is primarily grape flavor and pure water. Through the process the apples take on the grape flavor, which doesn’t add any extra sugar, calories, carbohydrates or anything else. In fact the apples maintain their natural supply of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & fiber. They do not contain soy, gluten or wheat based products. They are not genetically altered in any way. The process of making a Grapple takes place after the fruit has been received from the orchards. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Grapples are widely available in grocery stores from October through May, depending on the harvesting season. They are sold in a popular 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99. To find a store or to order them online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.
GrappleÃ‚® brand apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that “Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape (TM)”. For more information call 800-232-2636 or www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrappleR-brand-Apples/177704220464.