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Once Upon A Farm's new Immunity Blends help support kids' immune system before, during and after "sniffle season." There are three flavors to choose from, all packed with fruits, veggies and added probiotics to help the family stay healthy.
To be immune means to be protected, and when it comes to our kids, most of us can agree that we’ll do just about anything to keep our kids healthy and safe.
Even before a child is born, his or her immune system is rapidly developing. Young children with underdeveloped immune systems are naturally more susceptible to things like pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. However, there are things we can do as parents to help prevent our children from getting ill.
The top things we can do as parents to help our children stay healthy and well all year round include making sure they get plenty of sleep, are moving their bodies, and are eating a healthy, balanced, and nutrient-dense diet. In fact, your child’s diet might be playing a leading role in maintaining a functional immune system by helping to prevent immunodeficiency caused by malnutrition and/or a lack of micronutrients.
As a mom of three often picky little ones, I know firsthand how tough it can be to ensure your child is getting the nutrition they need to function at the highest level of health. But that’s where Once Upon a Farm and their new Immunity Blends come into play.
Organic, cold-pressed, and full of delicious flavor -- that’s what you can expect from Once Upon A Farm’s newest launch. These Super Snacks made for Super Kids are not only going to taste delicious for your kiddos, but as a parent, you’re going to feel amazing knowing that you’re helping to support their delicate immune system when they are paired with a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
I had the pleasure of trying out these new Immunity Blends and decided to share my review with you! As a dietitian who takes pride in taking a food-first approach to health, I am always eager to take a closer look at real, whole food products that are making an impact. Especially when it comes to my kids!
Once Upon A Farm's Immunity Blends Review Quick Summary
Once Upon A Farm
Cassandra Curtis, Jennifer Garner, John Foraker, and Ari Raz
Strengthen immunity for kids
$44.28 for a 12 pack, $83.76 for a 24 pack
Avg. User Rating:
9.5/10 (verified tried and tested)
A Look Behind The Brand
If this baby and kid food brand is new to your family, let me first take a second to introduce them to you. Once Upon A Farm is a children’s nutrition brand that creates nourishing snacks and meals using the freshest ingredients and cold pressure techniques to ensure all of the most important nutrients are locked in so that your child can get the most out of their food.
Free of any added sugars, preservatives, and junk, the foods made by Once Upon A Farm are always fresh, nutritious, and flavorful. There are many different blends to choose from, including fruit and veggies blends, smoothies, overnight oats, baby blends, and now Immunity Blends. Let’s take a closer look at the new Immunity Blends.
Immunity Blends by Once Upon A Farm
Once Upon A Farm Immunity Blends are designed to support your child’s immune system (when paired with a healthy diet and active lifestyle) before, during, and after cold and flu season. These unique blends which come packed with essential vitamins and probiotics are the perfect way to help your child get the nutrition they need while supporting their immune system.
Next, let’s take a look at Once Upon A Farm’s new Immunity Blends, what’s inside, and what benefits the highly targeted ingredients offer.
Each Once Upon a Farm Immunity Blends Offer:
- No added sugar*
- Clean Label Project Certification
- Cold-pressure protected to lock in nutrients, taste, and texture of farm-fresh ingredients
- Organic, non-GMO, and made with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- Unique ingredients that have been proven to support a healthy immune system**
*Not a low-calorie food.
**When paired with a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Apple, Cherry, & Elderberry
This delicious blend of apple, cherry, elderberry, and probiotics is naturally sweet and free of any added sugars, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.
Organic Apple: Vitamin C for immunity. According to this study, Vitamin C contributes to immune system defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. Apples also provide a source of prebiotic fiber which is helpful in supporting digestion and beneficial gut bacteria.
Organic Cherry: Cherries also contain a good source of Vitamin C for immune health, plus, they contain choline, a nutrient proven nutrient to support brain health.
Probiotic Culture Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30: This gut bacteria has been shown to aid in the digestion of carbs and proteins, thereby improving overall gut health.
Pineapple, Banana & Dragon Fruit
This tropical-inspired blend is designed to tantalize your little one’s taste buds while supporting their health and improving their nutrition. Naturally sweet and cold-pressed to lock in freshness, this blend has everything your child needs to get a leg up on their nutrition without all the hassle and mess.
Organic Pineapple: This tropical fruit contains Vitamin C to support immunity plus fiber to aid in healthy digestion.
Organic Banana: A great prebiotic fiber source for digestion and helpful gut bacteria. Plus, powerful potassium supports a strong, healthy heart and muscles.
Organic Dragon Fruit: This superfruit contains Vitamin C to support immunity and Iron, which has been shown to help promote healthy brain development in children.
Mango, Banana & Spirulina
Is there anything better than a food that’s packed with greens and nutrients but doesn’t taste like it? This Immunity Blend contains Spirulina, a powerhouse superfood, while still maintaining a naturally sweet taste that your kiddos will adore.
Organic Mango: A tropical fruit that’s rich in Vitamin A for eye development and Vitamin B6 for brain development.
Organic Banana: A great source of prebiotic fiber and potassium to support healthy muscles and a strong heart.
Organic Carrot: Rich in Beta Carotine for eye development and fiber to aid in digestion.
Who Should Try Immunity Blends?
Immunity Blends pouches from Once Upon a Farm are an excellent choice for kids of all ages, from the smallest eaters to big kids. If you’re a parent who is concerned about your child’s nutrition and would like to do all you can to help give their immunity a boost, Immunity Blends, when paired with a healthy diet and movement plan, can certainly help.
In my experience, both as a mom and as an RD, kids love pouches. They’re easy and fun to eat for kids of all ages. For parents, knowing exactly what is inside and that the ingredients are whole, fresh, and intentionally blended for maximum benefit, gives us peace of mind that we’re giving our kiddos exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t.
Immunity Blends are now officially available as part of Once Upon A Farm's custom subscription, where you can pick and choose your blends, select your desired delivery frequency, and change up your flavors before every delivery.
Where to Buy
Once Upon A Farm Immunity Blends along with the rest of their healthy, cold-pressed pouches can be purchased right from their official website. You can also find these nutritional snacks in the chilled section of most major grocery stores, however, if these become your kiddo’s new favorite snack (which they very well might!), you can save money by subscribing via their website.
With a Once Upon a Farm subscription, you can get your pouches and meals delivered automatically each month right to your door at a discounted rate. Saving money and never running out of healthy, fresh, cold-pressed snacks - sounds like a win-win!
Concluding Notes From an RD
When it comes to our children’s immune systems, there’s no quick fix or magic pill that’s going to ensure they never get sick. That being said, there are certain foods we can eat and actions we can take to help ensure it’s in its best condition to fend off any foreign invaders. A healthy, balanced diet that’s full of micronutrients and regular physical activity can do wonders for a child’s growing body.
That’s why I love Once Upon a Farm’s new Immunity Blends. They are helping to take some of the guesswork and pressure off the plates of parents while helping kids enjoy their food and get the nutrition they need.
After doing the research and reviewing these new blends, I am happy to put my seal of approval on them as well as to try them out in my own home!