PITTSBURGH — Ready, a sports and active nutrition company, is launching a new line of better-for-you children’s snacks.

Kids Whole Grain Protein Bars feature 6 grams of protein, 8 grams of whole grains and 20% less sugar than comparable whole grain snack bars, according to the company. The functional snack line includes flavors like chocolate chip, chocolate brownie, iced oatmeal cookie and chocolate peanut.

“As a parent, I can empathize with other parents who want to ensure they are providing convenient, wholesome snacks their kids enjoy,” said Pat Cavanaugh, chief executive officer of Ready. “That’s why we're very excited to introduce our Whole Grain Protein Bars for Kids; a delicious, better-for-you option that combines the best of whole grains, protein and fiber, designed to support the health and vitality of children.”

The product is now available in Walmart and select regional retail locations, with online availability through Amazon and the company’s website. The snack bars join Ready’s existing portfolio of puffed snacks, clean label bars, hydration beverages and protein drinks.