Have you ever wondered if it would really be worth it to go organic? If it would actually benefit your child’s health? In this post, you’ll learn what organic truly means and what the benefits of buying organic foods are for your child’s health and nutrition.
The thought of giving them anything less than the best, healthiest food on Earth just doesn’t feel right. But how do we know what’s really best for their health?
There are so many different terms that refer to the way food is grown and made, that it’s even hard to make an accurate distinction. Let alone make a final decision on what to feed our children. There’s organic, conventional, non-GMO, natural (and I’m pretty sure there’s more.)
That’s exactly why I decided to partner up with Happy Family Organics. So we can clarify what organic really is and all the benefits it provides to our children’s health and nutrition.
What’s the difference between organic, natural, conventional, and non-GMO?
This screenshot from the Happy Family Organics’ mission page, couldn’t explain any better the difference between all these different titles.
Let’s take a look at this table:
Although the table is very clear on the differences between organic, conventional, non-GMO, and natural, I want to make sure we know exactly what organic is.
What is organic food?
Organic food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, or GMOs allowed in conventional farming.
Here’s how the Organic Consumers Association describes organic food:
Organic food is pure food. (…) Organic crops are grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers and organic livestock are raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or other drugs. Organic food isn’t genetically modified or irradiated.
Organic food is basically food that is produced the same way it was when humans first started planting crops and raising livestock. Before all the artificial stuff was invented to break a completely natural cycle.
Organic foods are also often higher in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The best of all is that organic foods are also tastier.
I will never forget when my family and I went strawberry picking this summer. We brought home a huge box of tiny strawberries. They were from a local farm, and we didn’t even recognize the taste. It was sweet and delicious.
It was like we were all tasting strawberries for the first time in our lives. Our 2-year-old son ate strawberries like there was no tomorrow.
The only reason why we don’t eat solely organic foods is that this would increase our food budget by at least 50%.
Now, with Happy Family Organics products, we don’t really have to worry about that, because they’re also affordable.
Will organic foods really benefit your child’s health?
Given the explanation above on what organic foods are, I think there are no doubts about the benefit it offers. Not only to children but to anybody.
Let’s refresh our memory and look at the benefits organic foods offer:
- Crops: grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers;
- Livestock: raised without antibiotics, growth hormones, or other drugs;
- Higher in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Happy Family Organics and their Mission
Their mission at Happy Family Organics is:
…to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition.
As a mom-founded and parent-operated company, there’s nothing more important to us than what we feed our children. That’s why our food has none of the artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides, or GMOs allowed in conventional farming—just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms.
As a family, we trust Happy Family organics to feed our children. They have yummy snacks for Sam and Danny without any added sugar.
They create real food and snacks using organic fruits, vegetables, and grains, as well as powerful ingredients, vitamins, and nutrients to provide appropriate nutrition for every age and stage. They’re committed to organic nutrition for babies and their families.
Our favorite foods from Happy Family Organics are:
- Apple and Cinnamon Happy Kid Fruits & Oats Bar;
- Apple, Blueberry & Pomegranate Happy Squeeze Pouch;
- Strawberry Happy Baby Yogis;
- Vanilla Oat + Flaxseed Happy Tot Super Smart Multi-Grain Alphabet Snacks;
Apple + Cinnamon Happy Kid Fruits & Oats Bar (in my hand), Strawberry Happy Baby Yogis (in bowl)
Vanilla Oat + Flaxseed Happy Tot Super Smart Multi-Grain Alphabet Snacks;
Apple, Blueberry, and Pomegranate Happy Squeeze Pouch
I really hope this article has helped you understand the difference between the various standards in which food can be made.
My goal is always to provide you with true, important information so you can make a confident decision in what is best for your family.
Please, let me know in the comments if you have any other questions about organic foods and its importance in your children’s nutrition. I’m more than happy to get back to you! 🙂