MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprout Foods today announced its complete line of plant-powered purees and snacks for babies and toddlers has been recognized by the prestigious National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA), alongside its popular Organic Quinoa Puffs, the first organic puff product for babies made with quinoa. For more than 26 years, NAPPA's team of industry experts and family judges has rigorously tested products across categories to recommend those that parents and professionals can trust most.
"The NAPPA distinction recognizes Sprout's dedication to providing parents with clean, organic foods their little ones need to kick start a life of true health," said Rick Klauser, CEO, Sprout Foods. "As a company of parents and infant nutrition experts, we know the challenge of finding nutritious foods that our children are excited to eat. We were inspired by today's millennial parents who are seeking great tasting products with nutrition from food, not added chemical fortification. Sprout's plant-powered products are healthy, organic alternatives to meat-based protein sources, which give parents the options they are looking for to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. We are excited that all four of our award-winning products have resonated with both parents and the National Parenting Product Awards."
Sprout launched the first-ever line of plant-powered purees and snacks for babies and toddlers earlier this year - which includes Stage 3 Plant Protein Blends, Power Paks™ and Organic Curlz™ - in response to a growing consumer preference for diets based on alternative protein sources and simple ingredients. Quinoa Puffs, another source of non-meat protein, have been a customer favorite since early 2016.
The popularity of these protein-packed purees and snacks were mirrored in the responses of NAPPA's family judges:
Organic Curlz: "These snacks were amazing! My daughter is used to the not-so-healthy cheese puffs, but she ate these right up."
Organic Power Pak: "I'd always felt like the variety of fruit/veggie mixes was limited for kids after you get past the baby food stage. This gives me a good portion for snack to fill in those times when meals aren't fully eaten. I have a picky eater on my hands, but he eats these with no problem."
Stage 3 Plant Protein Baby Food Purees: "I was determined to make sure my baby grows up with much more variety than I did, but it was hard to feed them different herbs and spices unless you made it yourself. The new plant-powered protein pouches have allowed me to introduce foods I'd never make for my baby on my own."
Organic Quinoa Puffs: "Kids could care less whether or not their food is healthy. It's all about taste. I switched from our less healthy option without making a big to-do, and there was literally no reaction at all to the change. Win-win for my family."
Sprout products are made from whole, organic foods, and contain no GMOs (genetically modified organisms), preservatives, or anything artificial. Every ingredient is rigorously sourced to ensure the cleanest recipes are delivered to families.
About Sprout Foods, Inc.
Sprout® provides premium organic foods and snacks for babies and toddlers that help parents raise healthy, adventurous eaters. With a broad range of choices including only USDA certified organic, non-GMO ingredients and a mix of whole fruits, vegetables and grains, Sprout's products are designed to expand baby's palate beyond sweet and establish a love of nutritious foods early on. Founded in 2008, the independent company is at the forefront of innovation in organic infant nutrition and is committed to re-imagining healthy eating for modern families. For more information on Sprout® and where to buy products, visit http://www.sproutorganicfoods.com
Integrity and honesty are at the core of what NAPPA stands for. For over 26 years, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has been ensuring that parents purchase the highest quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families. NAPPA's team of independent expert judges, along with parent and child testers, select the best music, toys, apps, games, books, baby gear and other family must-haves to be award winners through year-round product testing. For more information, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.