For our fourth annual food awards, we wanted to know your family’s top choices in three of the major food groups: grains, dairy, and fruits and veggies. But we just couldn’t leave out snacks—they may not be in the food pyramid, but they’re in our cupboards! Plus, we made sure to include a category for vegetarians and vegans. The organic and natural picks in all of these categories are ones kids love and parents can feel good about.
Whether the option is wheat or glutenfree, families love their whole grains in sandwiches, noodle dishes, and more.
It’s one of the best sources of bone-building calcium for kids (and bone-strengthening calcium for adults!), and voters raved about these picks.
Fruits and Vegetables
In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, KIWI readers shop for juice and frozen (still nutritious!) foods. These choices prove that fruits and veggies are winners in any form.
Whether sweet, salty, fruity, or allergy-friendly, snacks are fun—and they don’t have to be full of artificial ingredients.
Popcorn or Puffed Corn
Allergy-Friendly Sweet Snack
Vegan and Veggie
This was the first year voters were given the opportunity to share their favorite vegetarian- and vegan-friendly foods. Even meat-eaters will approve of these!
#1 Silk Soymilk
Nondairy Ice Cream
#1 Rice Dream