Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom partnered with The Motherhood and Bolthouse Farms Kids™ to share about the #SnackMob coming to town. Although some form of compensation has been received, all opinions remain my own.

Dear Diary,

It’s Friday! It’s also the start of my family’s staycation. Starting tonight, we’ll enter the No Nap Zone with nonstop action and activities. We’ll make a splash at spray parks and wave pools, ride roller coaster and go carts and explore museums and aviaries. And the best part–we’ll indulge in our favorite food trucks. We’ll need energy to keep our bodies running until next weekend. So when we heard Bolthouse Farms Kids™ #SnackMob tour is kicking off in Pittsburgh, we added the truck to our itinerary.


Throughout August and early September, the #SnackMob team will be stopping by select Giant Eagle stores and many community events throughout the region–sharing FREE samples of Bolthouse Farms Kids™ products with kids and parents alike. We plan to check out a couple of the events. Here are some standout dates on the schedule for little ones.

  • Sunday evenings throughout August: Citiparks Cinema in the Park Movie Nights (dusk)
  • August 2: Snack Mob kickoff event at Settlers Ridge Market District (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • August 15: “Kindergarten … here I come!” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
  • August 30: First Responders Day at Kennywood Park(10:30 a.m.)
  • September 19: Junior Great Race at Point State Park (8 a.m.)

Click here for the full list of events. My staycation crew got to test out the snacks in advance and tried out Strawberry Meets Banana Smoothies, Carrot Meets Ranch Veggie Snackers and Mango Meets Banana and Pineapple Fruit Tubes. They didn’t share! But when my daughter sat down her smoothie, my father sneaked a sip! What I liked about the snacks–even though I didn’t partake in the feasting as you can see–is the fact that these summer snacks don’t contain any added preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. I can pack them in the cooler, since most of our outings will only offer fried foods! Plus, I like that the products are in individual, child sized serving. The kids can easily eat this on the go.

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Starting August 1, 2015, Pittsburghers are invited to enter for a chance to win a #snackmob visit at their local event. It’s complete with free Bolthouse Farms Kids snacks. Simply tweet @BolthouseFarms using hashtag #snackmob #contest with the date and type of event you want us to stop at. Winners will be selected on a weekly basis via Twitter. The contest ends September 10, 2015.

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Click here for contest rules, and here if you can’t wait to win and want a coupon to make a purchase.

Hey DFTM Fam–How are you keeping kids busy and healthy this summer?


About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

One Response

  1. Diana

    Finding healthy snacks are one of the hardest things to do as a parent! Kids want sweets and you want them to eat healthy, but when you find a great compromise it’s truly a blessing! I really wish I could take part in trying these snacks, but I don’t think we have a Giant Eagle store near us:(.


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