* I was provided complimentary gift cards to facilitate this post, however all opinions are solely my own.
As a mom, I know most of you will agree with me that our top priority is the health of our kids. I have a preschooler (my daughter just turned 4) and I have high concern over the food that she eats. There had been much debate over the years about the nutritional content of fastfood especially of Mc Donald’s (and Mc Donald’s Happy Meal for that matter). This is an issue I would never pass up on since I,
together with other moms out there am feeding my daughter Happy Meals.
On a plant tour I joined with Mc Donald’s last year, I gained information that I didn’t know before and it all made sense. Whether the food be prepared at home, in a fast food or in a gourmet restaurant, nutrition is a personal decision.
Mc Donald’s in its effort to offer fun and healthier choices easy for families (especially in kid’s meals) introduced Cuties California Clementines in December 2014. Cuties, which are grown here in California, will be available during their peak season until March 2015.
The presence of Cuties in Mc Donald’s supports the company’s ongoing commitment to children’s nutrition since Fresh Cuties offer an excellent source of vitamin C and provide about one-quarter cup of fruit.
Sun Pacific Cuties will join McDonald’s lineup of Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal side choices that currently includes apple slices and Go-GURT low fat Strawberry Yogurt.
My daughter’s current favorite is the Go-GURT but when I introduced the Cuties, she was initially curious with its size and referred to it as a “baby orange”. She had reservations of trying it since she perceived it as sour, but when I insisted that it is indeed sweet, she tasted it and alas, finished everything in a few seconds.
About Sun Pacific Cuties
Back in the early 2000s, Sun Pacific pioneered California grown mandarins. Today, Sun Pacific farms more than 30 thousand acres of fresh fruit and is the exclusive grower and distributor of Cuties® Clementines and Mandarins.
Cuties will be available as an alternative to apple slices and Go-Gurt Strawberry Yogurt through March, when the fruit’s peak season ends. The clementines will be offered both as a kids’ meal option and à la carte so even adults can try it too.
Remember, our being healthy (or unhealthy) is all dependent on our decision. Food no matter in what form will be nutritious or not depending on its components and how it was prepared. In the end, it is all about portion control and most importantly our choice.