KANSAS CITY — As summer winds to a close and students prepare to return to classrooms, companies are rolling out products focusing on quick nutrition and convenient snacking.

In preparation for the back-to-school season, children’s food maker Little Spoon launched a line of yogurt-based smoothies featuring Straus Dairy’s organic yogurt.

“One of the most popular requests from our Little Spoon community has been for yogurt smoothies and, after realizing the nutritional value falling short at the shelf, we knew we had to launch,” said Angela Vranich, co-founder and chief product officer at Little Spoon. “Our new organic yogurt Smoothies are 4 grams of protein, contain low-fat Greek yogurt as recommended by the AAP and — unlike leading brands — have 0 grams of added sugar.”

Companies also are re-imagining their products to make snacking easy. Italian confectionery company Loacker released Loacker Minis, a smaller and individually wrapped version of its wafer product. Snack food company Gimme Seaweed also introduced its crispy and flavored seaweed products in individual packages, each of which contains one serving of vegetables.

From packaged crunchy snacks to drinkable smoothie pouches, companies are prioritizing tasty and convenient in their back-to-school products.

Click to view slideshow of new back-to-school products.