The first year of college is a stressful time for students, often leading to poor eating habits that pack on the pounds. Two Boulder, Colo. based businesses are teaming up to try to prevent the freshman fifteen. Beginning this fall, Best Organics and University Parents Guide will offer healthy, organic college care packages to students attending more than 200 universities and colleges. Parents can send order students a healthy care package that includes healthy snacks and personal care products.
“The University Parent Guide is a wonderful opportunity for us to offer alternative care packages at leading schools across the country,” says Best Organics CEO Seleyn DeYarus. “High fat and junk food diets create poor eating habits that not only affect student performance but set the stage for unhealthy practices in the future.”
The organic care packages include organic foods with high nutritional value, as well as organic sunscreens, soaps, lip balms and other personal care products. All companies represented in the care package are made from Colorado and other US-based businesses. Parents can select ready-made packages or choose products from their own local area.
The partnership may also play into an already growing trend that college educated Americans under the age of 35 prefer to avoid pesticide exposure. A recent nationwide poll shows that as many as 63% of people under age 35, choose organic products when possible and that most of these organic shoppers are college educated.
University Parent Guide publishes guidebooks and online resources for more than 200 colleges and universities across the country. The guides help parents learn about school activities and lists local community resources.
For more on the care packages, contactBoulder’s Best Organics, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.499.ORGANIC (6742).For more information visit University Parent Guide or contact Sarah Schupp at 866-721-1357 or email@example.com.