Disclosure: “This post is sponsored by Birds Eye Vegetables but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
I am excited to share the great new initiative from Birds Eye with you, my readers! Birds Eye and Constance Zimmer have teamed up to Plant Gardens at Local Schools with the #GreenMySchool Program. #BirdsEyeVeg is proud to partner with Environmental Media Association to help students plant vegetable gardens with celebrities in their hometowns, with the goal of inspiring kids and families to eat more vegetables. You can find great info about #GreenMySchool over here!
Sadly, most of us in America don’t get enough vegetables in our diet even though we all know veggies are good for us! I love that with readily available packaged vegetables, Birds Eye has helped us get more of the vegetables we need in our family dinners, in my household.
Birds Eye has been helping families get their veggies for nearly 100 years. Just check your local grocery store for varieties for every taste. Of course frozen vegetables are always in season, no need to worry about not finding what you need for a recipe! As a savvy consumer, I hate wasting food so glad to always have vegetables available in the freezer that won’t go bad.
And we know by making vegetables part of each and every day’s nutrition, remarkable things happen. People experience less obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. With the new year I know eating healthier is a goal for a lot of us! We also know that when people eat more vegetables and less meat, farmers can feed more people using less land, water and energy.
Now, #BirdsEyeVeg has found a partner to help continue to spread this message. The Environmental Media Association believes that the entertainment community has the power to influence environmental awareness of millions of people. EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry to educate people about environmental issues, which, in turn, inspires them to take action. I hadn’t heard much about the EMA until recently, and am so excited to help spread the message myself.
The #GreenMySchool program teaches students the importance of vegetable nutrition, while allowing them to understand and connect with their environment. If you have seen my recent blog posts and Facebook Live videos from a local farm, you all know this is so important to me! Birds Eye is committed to change the amount of vegetable consumption in the United States. Whether fresh or frozen, veggies are important in every meal.
Recently, Constance Zimmer and Birds Eye vegetables were in Santa Ana, CA planting a garden at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, which hosts educational activities for students from several local schools, including agricultural and culinary education. Getting kids involved in healthy activities and foods is so awesome to see! Click here for more.
It’s important to me to know that Birds Eye vegetables are grown on family farms, some of which have been harvesting for Birds Eye going back multiple generations. They allow vegetables to ripen in the field, where they can reach maximum nutritional value before they are harvested. This also helps with flavor. I love adding Birds Eye vegetables to my main dishes or having them as a side. Birds Eye vegetables are flash frozen within 6 hours of harvest, locking in nutrients. That means that frozen veggies are just as nutritious as fresh! Although we love our fresh produce, it’s not always feasible to only use fresh so frozen is definitely my go-to!
Sadly, figures show that only 28% of American’s dinners include vegetables! Also, nine out of 10 children do not eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables. I am glad to say that Birds Eye is helping to try and turn that figure around!
I hope you found this news post informative. As always, thanks for reading!