You guys, we are so excited to partner with Welo for this back to school promotion! 

As seen on Dragons’ Den, Welo (short for We Love) is a Waterloo-based company that recognized the powerful benefits of a daily probiotic and created a convenient and delicious way to enjoy it. Launched in 2016, Welo now has over 15 locally-made probiotic bars and beverages.

Listen up mamas! The kids bars have only 2-3 grams of sugar, come in peanut-free varieties, and contain one day’s worth of probiotics (1 billion live cultures).

Best of all, proceeds from every purchase support food, water, or education projects in Kikima, Kenya. Read our Q+A with Welo team member Sarah to find out more! 

What was the inspiration for Welo?
Our founders, Stef, Katie and Jack, met while studying business at McMaster University. After personally experiencing the benefits of probiotics, Stef was determined to find a way to incorporate this gut-friendly benefit into everyday snacks and beverages. Since then, Welo (short for We Love) has grown Canada-wide and #TeamWelo has expanded to seven lovely people!
What are the benefits for kids?
Our bars allow kids to reap the benefits of a daily probiotic in an enjoyable and delicious way. Kids already love granola bars, we've just made them better! Benefits of a daily probiotic stretch way beyond gut health, as it also improves brain development, heart health, vitamin/protein absorption, and even helps to fight off infections. Our probiotic is backed by over 25 clinical studies and survives 10x more effective than yogurt-based strains. 
Tell us about your kids bars, what makes them so great?
Our locally-made bars are not only picky-eater approved, but also contain a day’s worth of probiotics (1 billion live cultures) and only 2-3 grams of sugar. With two school-safe varieties (free of the top 8 allergens), our shelf-stable, daily probiotic is the perfect addition to your little one's lunch!
Proceeds from every purchase support food, water, or education projects in Kikima, Kenya. Tell us about how that came to be and why it's important to Welo?
Our philosophy from the start has been focused on providing products we truly stand behind that really do improve the health of Canadians. With that, our greater mission has been focused on how we can make an impact on our global community, which is why we partnered with Creation of Hope to provide support in Kikima. Through this organization, we have built various water wells and also have two sponsored children, Mutua and Morphine! We love Creation of Hope because they're committed to long-lasting impact in the communities they support, with nearly 50% of their support being generated from within the community.
Finally, and this important: Dinosaurs or Unicorns? 
Unicorns all the way!

Starting today (August 24) until we run out we'll be offering a free bar with purchase and if you spend over $100 you get a free box! Plus Welo has given us an exclusive code just for you! Use PORTAGEFREEKIDSBOX and receive 1 free box of kids bars added to your first online order! 

Erin Hamilton