Ireland rugby captain and father of three Rory Best is calling on families across Northern Ireland to take on the ‘Forest Feast Super Wild Challenge’ – encouraging kids to get one of their five a day and to see the world through wide eyes, and not wide screens, by getting outside and getting active.
The ‘Forest Feast Super Wild Challenge’ is a series of 10 activities which have been created by Rory and his family, in partnership with local healthy snack brand Forest Feast, to celebrate the launch of the company’s first-ever kids’ range, ‘Super Fruit Shapes’.
‘Super Fruit Shapes’ are real fruit that has been smashed and slow baked into delicious fun shapes, the perfect on-the-go snack.
The range was created for kids who want something fun and tasty and for parents who want to give their children healthy snacks that fuel their active lifestyles and outdoor adventures.
Speaking about his role as Forest Feast ‘Super Fruit Shapes’ ambassador, Rory said: “As a father of three children under the age of 10, I know how important it is to be able to provide my kids with healthy snacks to give them the energy they need to get the most out of life so I’m thrilled to be partnering with Forest Feast to help launch this exciting new range, ‘Super Fruit Shapes’.
“To mark the launch, we’re encouraging everyone – from families and friends to the young and the young at heart – to get up, get out and get active and to take on the ‘Forest Feast Super Wild Challenge’.
We had great fun creating the list of challenges and many of the activities are ones that we enjoy at home. We hope the challenges help you and your loved ones find the fun in being active outside in the fresh air.”
The ‘Forest Feast Super Wild Challenge’ includes: play tug-of-war; walk in the wild; play tag rugby; cycle a bike; build a den; make an obstacle course; build a rope-swing; complete a relay race; play ultimate frisbee; climb a tree.
Forest Feast Marketing Director Bronagh Clarke commented: “As a brand, we know that many kids struggle to get their five-a-day so we wanted to create an all-natural healthy snack that kids will enjoy and want to eat.
“We also wanted to provide kids with fuel they need to have the energy to enjoy playing with family and friends and to go wild outside.
“Like other fruit, a portion counts as one of your five a day, as well as being high in fibre and Vitamin C.
“They have no added sugar, are vegan, and are free from nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten so they are also perfect for lunchboxes.”
Forest Feast, a family-run business based in County Armagh, has been operating for the past 23 years.
The list of challenges is available to download on the Forest Feast website. For more information visit forestfeast.com/kids-range/