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Help Us Give the Gift That Keeps Kids Growing: Good Nutrition!

The Handstand Kids family is proud to be championing a very worth cause this holiday season! We’re thrilled to partner with Future Fortified, a global nutrition campaign, to help provide valuable nutrition to children and families in Bangladesh. From December 4th to December 31st, 20% of all proceeds from our online store will be donated to Future Fortified. So explore the great holiday gifts available on our site, from cookbook kits to chef hats and more, then enter the code “GivingFortified” upon checkout to help children in Bangladesh grow and thrive!

Did you know malnutrition rates in Bangladesh are among the highest in the world? Millions of parents are unable to provide their children with the essential vitamins and minerals they need and this poor nutrition causes irreversible physical damage, lower IQs, and deadly disease. Future Fortified helps women and children by providing easy access to these essential nutrients through simple home nutrition packets. With these packets, moms worldwide can sprinkle vitamins onto children’s meals for pennies a day, helping them grow into strong, healthy and happy kids.

Handstand Kids strives to educate children and families about the culture and cuisines of other countries through cooking. We’re passionate about all things related to kids, food, and health, so our partnership with Future Fortified is only natural. We hope you’re as excited as we are that your holiday shopping at Handstand Kids can help fortify the future for children in Bangladesh!

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

With temperatures dropping it is important to make sure you’re prepared to keep your kids healthy this winter! Besides making sure your kids are all bundled up on the outside, here are some tips for keeping them healthy on the inside!

Serve each meal with vegetables that are high in vitamins and minerals.  Vitamin C is known for having immune system strengthening powers, so serving fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin C will help ward off those winter time sniffles. Great examples Vitamin C rich vegetables are bell peppers, dark leafy greens like kale and mustard greens, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. If you have a tough time getting your kids to eat the green stuff keep in mind, several fruits are also high in vitamin C like oranges, clementines, strawberries, kiwi and guava.

It is also important that kids remain active! As easy as it maybe stay curled up in front of the fire, it is important that children continue to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. Encourage your children to build a fort, or put on fun music and have a dance contest. Even simple toys like hula hoops and jump ropes can be handy in keeping kids active while indoors (as long as space allows of course). Or you can do one of our personal favorites and COOK!

 

Have A Healthy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!! One of a child’s favorite parts of Halloween is going trick-or-treating in their costumes to collect candy. But how can you help your kids have a healthier Halloween without taking take the fun out of the “treat” part of the holiday? Take a look at these tips for a happy, healthy holiday!

  • Feed your kids a big healthy meal before taking them out trick-or-treating, that way they’ll be less hungry for candy later!
  • Instead of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, hand out other snacks they are sure to enjoy such as rice crispy treats, popcorn, yogurt covered raisins or even trail mix!
  • Try handing out little toys and knickknacks to trick-or-treaters like stickers, bubbles, temporary tattoos or even SillyBandz!
  • Moderation is key, limit the amount of candy both you and your kids get each day. Freeze some of it and take it out only on Sundays as a treat. You may also want to donate or give some of it away!
Tell us how you and your Handstand Kids celebrate this Halloween via Facebook or Twitter!

Vote Yvette For The “Women Who Shine” Contest!

Right now, Yahoo.com is putting on the “Women Who Shine” contest for women who have been doing all kids of exceptional work and the founder/creator of Handstand Kids, Yvette Garfield, has been nominated! Make sure to check out the “Women Who Shine” contest and cast your vote for Yvette here! Let’s help Yvette and Handstand Kids take home this amazing award! Thanks for your help!

Charity of the Month: Operation Smile

One of the most heart warming aspects of a having a child is seeing their smile every day. But sadly, there are children born who are unable. Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. This is where Operation Smile steps in. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. To learn more about Operation Smile and how you can help give the gift of a smile to a child make sure to check out their website. Also, make sure to let us know how you help give the gift of a smile via Facebook or Twitter!

Great Gifts for Top Teachers!

School’s starting soon and we know that Handstand Kids can’t wait to get back to learning. Why not send them off with a nice present for their teacher – it’s always a good idea to start the year on the right foot and these cute gifts will put a smile on any teacher’s face! Scroll down to see our top picks!

The Deckthehalls blog pinned this pretty pencil vase on Pinterest!

Saucy Sprinkles has a way for you to jazz up handing an ordinary starbucks giftcard!

This beautiful school supply cake will definitely let your teacher know that you are ready for the year!

If you’re giving your teachers gifts, let us know by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Rock Your HSK Gear!

Above everything, a Handstand Kid’s favorite past time is cooking in the kitchen. While you can wear anything that’s safe and won’t obstruct you from moving around, our favorite things to wear are of course our Handstand Kids accessories! Check out these pictures from some of our fans and friends, modeling some of our best products.

The best way to feel like a professional chef is to wear your chef’s hat while cooking recipes from our Italian Cookbook!

Ian loves recipes from the Chinese Cookbook and looks swell in his apron and hat!

These ladies had a great time baking up a storm with all of the recipes in our Baking Cookbook!

Sophia was so busy playing in the new apron and hat that she got from our Mexican Cookbook that she barely had time for the camera! (We still managed to snap this great shot :D )

If your Handstand Kids are using our products and you’d like them to be featured in a future blog, post them to our Facebook and Twitter!

Some Of Our Biggest Fans

You may have seen us post two terrific photos of Noah and Nathan earlier today!  We’ve got them here for you again, plus a bit more about the dynamic duo!

Noah and Nathan received our cookbook kits from their amazing mom for Chanukah this year and have been cooking up a storm since!

Noah is 9 and loves making the Bean & Cheese Burrito from our Mexican Cookbook Kit!

Nathan is 7 and he prefers our Italian cookbook kit and making lasagna!

When the brothers aren’t cooking from our Handstand Kids cookbook kits, they love to make mom’s specialty, “Pasta alla Mama,” which is pasta with cottage cheese, a little butter and parmesan cheese!

Keep cooking, chefs!

Meet Abigail, Our April Handstand Kid Of The Month

Abigail is very proud of her Korean heritage and loves kimchi! She also loves Handstand Kids. Have you ever had kimchi? Abigail loves kimchi in the stew variety!

Meet Sarah and Angelina!

This month we’re lucky enough to have TWO Handstand Kids of the Month and they’re absolutely terrific! Sarah and Angelina know how to eat healthy and have a few tips for what you and your kiddos should look for at the grocery store!

Enjoy this video and happy shopping!