PUBLISHED: 12:47 PM on Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Our "Kids" Help Teach Your Kids!

Our mascots help us teach kids of all ages about sweet and healthy USA Pears. PearBear, a lovable and friendly bear from the Pacific Northwest (who just so happens to love pears!), teaches kids about the importance of eating healthy, how to be a good neighbor and other ways to be a good citizen. The PearBear Chronicles, a series of eight books, shares the adventures of PearBear and his friends. The USA Pear buddies like to say "fruit plus fitness equals fun," and they show it by encouraging kids to learn about and eat pears, and to participate in active play to get and stay fit. USA Pear's nutrition spokesPEAR, Auntie Oxidant, presents pear nutrition information in a way that kids can understand. A Pear Buddy activity book called "Power Up With Pears" offers games and activities that kids can play.

Visit and navigate to the "Just for Kids" pages for fun information about pears, stories, activities, games and more!

PearBear Starter

1 medium Northwest pear, cored and diced

1/2 cup low-fat fruit-flavored yogurt

2 to 3 tablespoons granola

Stir diced pear into yogurt. Serve in small bowl with granola over top.

Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 286 calories, 7.4g protein, 5.9g fat (18% calories from fat), 54.9g carbohydrate, 5mg cholesterol, 6.0g fiber and 67mg sodium

PearBear Picnic Blankets

1 medium Northwest pear, cored and cut into 8 wedges

Lemon juice (optional)

8 thin slices cooked turkey or lean ham

2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

Dip pear wedges in lemon juice, if desired. Spread each turkey or ham slice with cranberry sauce. Wrap each pear wedge in turkey or ham.

Makes 8 snack servings.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 52 calories, 6.5g protein, 0.6g fat (10% calories from fat), 5.3g carbohydrate, 11mg cholesterol, 0.7g fiber and 408mg sodium

Sunrise for PearBear

1 medium Northwest pear, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks

1 medium orange, peeled and quartered

1/4 cup orange juice

Combine fruits and orange juice; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 94 calories, 1.1g protein, 0.5g fat (4% calories from fat), 23.6g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 3.8g fiber and 0mg sodium