Friday, September 11, 2015

Summer is out and school is in - Nutrition news you can use

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Back to School Nutrition - When kids Eat Well

Summer is out and school is in. 

When kids eat well, they perform well.

Study after study shows that kids who eat breakfast do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. It is believed that due to the types of food often associated with the morning meal, children who eat breakfast are generally in better health overall, (Fiber in the form of cereals can help with weight control and has also been linked to lower cholesterol levels.) Breakfast is also an opportunity to feed your child bone building calcium and vitamin D. 

Food is Elementary© (FIE) is a unique and vibrant curriculum introduced into schools and communities that teach children about food, nutrition, culture, and healthy living. Teachers can learn more about this resource by visiting

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

14 days to FALL - Seasonal Eating for your Health

Seasons form the natural backdrop for eating because eating a fruit or vegetable in its season is when you get the most flavor and nutritional value and when it is the most affordable. 
Counting down to the first day of the fall season! 

Making your menu a seasonal one looks different in different regions of the country and even in different parts of the world. However, for the most part, in fall, turn toward the more warming, autumn harvest foods, spices and seasoning, including carrot, sweet potato, onions, garlic, ginger, peppercorns and mustard seeds.

To learn more on what’s in season in the fall visit
Haas EM. Staying healthy with the seasons. Celestial Arts, Berkeley, CA. 1981.
The George Mateljan Foundation (n.d.). Healthy Eating With the Seasons. Retrieved from

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