Getting kids to eat healthily is a challenge for most families and 90% of parents are concerned about their children understanding the importance of healthy diet and exercise, according to a new survey. The survey, by Country Crock, which has removed all trans fat from its soft spreads, also found just 11% of parents say their families eat healthfully enough. Other findings:
- 69% of parents who want their families to eat a lot more healthy say they read nutrition labels and 86% are concerned about the amount of trans fat in their family’s food
- More than half of the concerned parents (51%) say that the rising cost of healthy food choices is a deterrent for purchasing better options for their family
- Picky eaters are a major hurdle among parents who are concerned about their children understanding the importance of healthy diet and exercise; nearly half (49%) find it challenging to get their kids to try new foods due to limited preferences
- Outside pressures on children that encourage unhealthy eating (32%), and the negative influence of advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods (34%) add additional challenges for concerned parents to win the battle to serve better food options
I first sat down and compared my nutrition labels. Both are based on a 1 Tbsp Serving Size.
Butter : 100 Calories per serving; 11g Fat; 7g Saturated Fat; 0g TransFat; 30mg. Cholesterol
Country Crock Spread : 60 Calories per serving; 7g Fat; 2g Saturated Fat; 0g TransFat; 0mg. Cholesterol
Then I made a big dinner last night complete with mashed potatoes and biscuits, both butter "requiring" items (in my opinion). I pushed the butter aside and opted for the Country Crock Spread instead...It was actually quite delicious! Neither of my kids refused to eat or acted as it if there was anything different.
So for a more healthful option that my family can enjoy, I am definitely loving this. I won't say I am swearing off butter completely but Country Crock spread is definitely a strong competitor!
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*Disclaimer - I was not compensated for this review on Country Crock spread, I was provided product to try. The opinions expressed above are my own.