The Cool Kids Corner is a special area in the pantry that only the cool kids of Manna can shop in. In this area, we make sure there are several kinds of delicious & nutritious kid-friendly foods, including fresh fruits & vegetables (as part of the Produce 4 Kids program), whole grains & whole grain products, nuts & seeds, veggie- & fruit-based treats, beans & legumes, & a host of healthy meal & snack options.
Foods that are available in the Cool Kids Corner observe the following guidelines:
- Sodium – Less than 140 milligrams per serving.
- Fat – Less than 30% of calories from total fat, 10% of calories from saturated fat, 0 trans fats & should contain little added fats.
- Sugar – Less than 10% of calories from sugars & contain little to no added sugars.
- Grain – Grains & grain-based products should be whole grain.
These guidelines are based on reports & standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Mayo Clinic, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Health & Human Services, & the World Health Organization.
Of course, foods in the Cool Kids Corner are healthy & wholesome, but they also taste great! Fresh fruits & vegetables are often local & organic, coming from North Penn area farms. Snack foods are taste bud friendly, incorporating nuts, seeds, dried fruits & whole grains. We also try to always have quick meals, such as soups, boxed side dishes, & minute rice.
>> If you’d like to make donation of food or funds to the Cool Kids Corner, please contact Britt at firstname.lastname@example.org.