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Saving Animals from Extinction Program called AZA SAFE is a program that supports conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin.

I am taking a break today from my normal recipe posts to share an exciting partnership that Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring and I am helping to spread the word about called AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield will not only be contributing funds to field work but aiming to drive kids and their families to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening.

Stonyfield YoKids’ sponsorship of AZA SAFE will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin. Speaking of penguins {which are my kids favorite!} did you know April 25 is World Penguin Day?

To commemorate World Penguin Day, Stonyfield and AZA are hosting a Facebook Live for kids and their parents to get a firsthand look at these majestic seabirds, as well as the conservation work being done to save them. Tune in to this Facebook Live broadcast direct from Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT.  During the broadcast a penguin trainer will provide insight into the care, behavior and conservation of African penguins, and viewers will also have the opportunity to see real African penguins firsthand as well as ask the trainer questions in real time. Consumers should tune into the @Stonyfield Facebook page at 12:00 PM today to catch the broadcast

My son Will loves animals and was really excited when I was telling him about this program. It is a fun and educational way to get your kids involved with their local AZA SAFE zoo and learn about how to help protect animals from extinction.  By encouraging more kids and families to visit their local participating zoo or aquarium and experience endangered species firsthand, Stonyfield hopes to inspire a lifelong appreciation of our planet and commitment to animal conservation in the next generation.

There is more you can do to get involved! The lovable African Penguin and most endangered AZA SAFE species will be featured prominently on Stonyfield YoKids packaging this year. Kids will be so excited to collect them all!  Stonyfield YoKids is also featuring an on-pack offer to get families out to visit any of the 131 participating AZA accredited member zoos and aquariums in their own communities (click here for a list). Now through the end of September families who buy two specially-marked YoKids yogurt multipacks will receive a FREE kid’s admission to their local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium when they also buy an adult ticket.

We eat a lot of yogurt in my house and Stonyfield is always in our fridge.  As the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield has long been focused on conservation and sustainability. I love this about them! Each year they keep over 185,000 pounds of toxic pesticides out of the environment, helping to safeguard species and their eco-systems.  Stonyfield YoKids’ sponsorship of AZA SAFE will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin.

Stonyfield also cares about what us humans put in our body! Stonyfield recently announced a sugar reduction across its yogurt portfolio – and that includes YoKids.  Always made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, Stonyfield YoKids yogurt now features as much as 40% less sugar than the leading low-fat kids’ yogurt.  Stonyfield’s efforts and advances in sugar reduction provide a better yogurt option for the entire family, starting where it matters most – with yogurt for kids.  Stonyfield YoKids is available in cups, squeezers and smoothies.

 To draw further attention to the plight of the endangered species Stonyfield has also created a series of videos that ask kids and their parents, “Can a cow save a penguin or a sea turtle or a cheetah?”  The humor and heartwarming answers showcase the optimism and imagination of children, but also the need for real action to save endangered species. We will be posting videos of kids answering this question, which highlights their spontaneity and creative spirit. #ImagineHow The videos and other resources for families are available here .

Stay tuned for a post in May where I share with you my families experience at our AZA SAFE zoo. We will of course be taking Stonyfield YoKids with us for an easy, healthy on-the-go snack.

Thanks to Stonyfield for partnering on today’s post. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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Wilhlemina

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Great cause and my family loves Stonyfield!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

This is such an important cause and I love Stonyfield!!!

Julia

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

It is an important cause! And yes, they have the best yogurt. ;)