In the News

Healthy Children’s Eating Habits: Calories and Your Toddler

Apr 27, 2016

We're often much more aware of the calories that we as adults need to keep ourselves healthy. A lot of parents have picky toddlers at home who only enjoy certain foods, but there are nutritional guidelines for toddlers that should be followed to the best of the parents’ abilities. It can be difficult to make sure children get the whole nutrition they need in order to stay at a healthy weight and get the right foods for their body’s needs.

Like most adults, the amount of calories a toddler needs to consume is based on their level of activity. Many have toddlers who run around like crazy, especially at parks or on other adventures. Others keep their child occupied with at-home activities that may not burn as many calories.

Here is a handy calorie guide that can help you realize what kind of nutrition is right for your toddler, aged 2 to 3-years-old.

For Boys:  
  • Not Very Active - Usually at home and relatively sedentary
    • 1,000 - 1,200 calories per day (depends on child’s weight and activity level that particular day)
  • Somewhat Active - Not very active at home most of the day; has regular playtime
    • 1,000 - 1,400 calories per day (depends on child’s weight and activity level each day)
  • Very Active - Spends a lot of time outside the home, or plays a lot at home
    • 1,000 - 1,400 calories per day (depends on child’s weight and activity level each day)
For Girls:
  • Not Very Active - Usually at home and relatively sedentary
    • 1,000 calories per day (unless child is underweight)
  • Somewhat Active - Not very active at home most of the day; has regular playtime
    • 1,000 - 1,200 calories per day (depends on child’s weight and activity level that particular day)
  • Very Active - Spends a lot of time outside the home, or plays a lot at home
    • 1,000 - 1,400 calories per day (depends on child’s weight and level of activity each day)
It’s important to make sure toddlers consume enough calories to keep them growing at a healthy pace, but not so many that they become overweight at a young age. Depending on your little one’s present weight and size, it is important to balance high-calorie foods like chicken nuggets and cheese with low-calorie foods like fruits and vegetables. Some children are very resistant to eating fruits and vegetables, but they’re necessary for good health. One way to get your toddler on par with most healthy children’s eating habits is to sneak fruit or vegetables into foods that they normally eat. There are plenty of ways to do this, including substituting healthy, low-calorie cauliflower for potatoes in recipes like cauliflower “mashed potatoes.”

One way to get some fruit into your child’s diet is to get them to eat a frozen fruit smoothie, or frozen juice bar. These look and taste like popsicles to children, but are much healthier for them, and much lower in calories. In fact, our Froozer products have no added sugar, and average 35 calories per bar. You’ll save on calories while still getting them a full serving of the fruits they need to thrive. Contact us with any questions, and you can order from us online or look for us at your local grocery store!
Read More →

We're Hiring - Administrative Assistant

In Denver? We're hiring an administrative assistant!

Apr 21, 2016

At Froozer ®, we set out to create a whole new way of delivering healthy nutrition that is good for you and tastes great, while being mindful of the environment by reducing food waste. We are a startup based in Colorado experiencing tremendous growth
Read More →

Des Hague and Rich Naha of Froozer® Announce Distribution Expands into New England

Froozer® now available at Big Y locations throughout Connecticut and Massachussetts

Apr 20, 2016

Froozer® business partners, Des Hague and Rich Naha, are pleased to announce that the Froozer® distribution network has significantly widened within the last few weeks. Starting this week, Froozer®, the official healthy fruit & veggie snack and frozen smoothie partner of US Speedskating and United Fight Alliance, will be available for a limited time at Big Y World Class Markets throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, they currently operate 67 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y”.

"We are making major headway in launching the Froozer® brand," said Froozer® Chairman of the Board, Des Hague. "We are thrilled to be working with Big Y World Class Markets on delivering a healthy and relevant snack to their customers."

"We are very excited to support and bring Froozer® to our customers," said Big Y Natural Foods Sales Manager, Matthew Gordon. "We look forward to seeing how it does. Good luck with Froozer's partnership with the Boston Red Sox!" 

In addition to being available at Big Y, Froozer®, the frozen snack made from 100% whole fruits & veggies (and nothing else!), for all sports fans - Froozer® products are now available at Fenway Park during all Boston Red Sox home games and plans are underway for Froozer® products to be available to fans at many sporting and entertainment venues throughout North America soon. For a complete list of retailers and other venues that carry Froozer® products, please visit http://www.froozer.com.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Big Y," remarked Froozer® CEO, Rich Naha, before adding, "their World Class Markets are a perfect venue to introduce new, innovative healthy products to the consumer and that is what we are all about."

About Froozer® - "simple ingredients. real nutrition." 
Froozer® products, the official healthy fruit snack and frozen smoothie partner of US Speedskating and United Fight Alliance, represent the pure goodness of freshly harvested fruits & veggies picked at the peak of their ripeness, flash-frozen whole and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion. Natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Available in three delicious flavors - STRAWBANANA BLISS, TROPICAL SUNSET and BLUE ALOHA - in 6-pack boxes. Look for Froozer® in your local grocery store freezer at selected retail locations in the Denver Area including WholeFoods and Alfalfa's, and various select retailers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts (including Fenway Park), Oregon, Washington State, Rhode Island and Alaska, or place your order at http://www.Froozer.com to have your Froozer® delivered directly to your home or office.

For more information: http://froozer.com/ 
Contact: Rich Naha, CEO, Froozer® 
Phone:303-246-1957, Rnaha(at)froozer(dot)com 
Connect with Froozer® on Facebook or Twitter

Read More →

Nutritionally, is Fruit Juice the Same as a Frozen Fruit Smoothie?

Apr 20, 2016

Back in the ‘80s, we were informed that eating too much fat caused obesity and other negative health issues. Food manufacturers responded to the trend by removing fat from products, but adding more sugars. Then, in the 2000's, consumers realized that added sugars were actually making them fat anyway, and leading to an explosion in type 2 diabetes. So the food industry again responded, sweetening their foods with "fruit juice concentrate," something that sounded like whole nutrition, and made us all think it was healthier.  

Becoming more aware of the possible harmful effects of table sugar, many folks are trying to make improvements to their diets. But did you know that many so-called "health foods" actually contain high levels of sugars in the form of fruit juice concentrate?

More recent studies have shown that drinking undiluted fruit juices can actually have the same impact on your blood sugar as drinking a can of regular sugar-sweetened soda. So the reality is, the new "healthy" drinks and foods sweetened with fruit juice concentrate contain just as much sugar as they used to. Your body doesn't care about the source of the sugar. In the body, sugar is sugar.

Fruit Juice Concentrate in Foods
If you regularly read food labels, you have probably noticed that fruit juice concentrate is rapidly replacing high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners in our food. Fruit juice concentrate is a fast-growing ingredient used by the food industry.
And most folks would think that this trend would be a good, healthy change, right? Unfortunately, the sugars from fruit juice are really no different from regular table sugar (sucrose). Your body absorbs both types of sugar in the same manner, and they have the same effect on your blood sugar levels.

Fruit Juice is Not the Same as Whole Fruit
It’s tempting to believe the hype around fruit juices, because it certainly seems healthier. Fruit juices are marketed as a quick, easy way to help you get your daily servings of fruit. But unfortunately, drinking fruit juice is not nutritionally the same as eating the whole fruit.

A BMJ study looked at whether consuming fruit juices or whole fruit could lead to type 2 diabetes. It was an extensive study that involved over 180,000 individuals. The researchers found conclusive evidence that eating specific whole fruits (including blueberries) actually reduced the chance of diabetes. On the other hand, regularly drinking fruit juice was found to increase the chance of diabetes.

What's the difference? When you eat the whole fruit, all the extra fiber prevents sugar from being absorbed quickly in your gut. On the other hand, when you drink fruit juice, there is nothing stopping the fructose from being absorbed quickly and spiking your blood sugar. In response to this type of information, in the UK, fruit juices will soon have to be labeled with a red "traffic light" warning sign to signify that they have a high sugar content. 

Natural Whole-fruit Nutrition
At Froozer® we present natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted – not even a drop of water. Our frozen whole-fruit smoothies are:  All Natural, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low in Calories, and Vegan. Want to try them for yourself? You can buy them on our website, and we’ll ship them right to you. You can also find them in various grocery stores such as Whole foods. We can't wait for you to try Froozer® and let us know what you think!
Read More →

Marketing Intern

Marketing Internship Froozer Summer 2016

Apr 14, 2016

We are a startup based in Colorado experiencing tremendous growth looking for a new team member. We’re hopeful that this internship will lead to a full-time position in the future!
Read More →
Looking for something in particular?
Froozer Library

Check out these related articles & links:

What Happens When You Go Without Sugar for 10 Days?

McDonald’s Begins Closing Restaurants Across U.S. as Clean Food Movement Sweeps America

The 20 restaurants that received F grades for their meat supply

Testimonials

Share