March Brings Healthy Eating Event

February 22, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge wants you to take part in National Nutrition Month March 2010! The theme, Nutrition From the Ground Up, emphasizes eating wholesome, basic foods from the MyPyramid food guide.

Try these family fun ideas this month to enjoy more fruits, veggies, whole grains and dairy in the day!

  • Eat crunchy veggies instead of chips with your favorite low-fat salad dressing.
  • Prepare instant oatmeal or whole grain hot cereal with low-fat milk in place of water. For extra nutrition add raisins or other dried fruits and almonds.
  • Try pureed berries, apples, peaches or pears for a sauce on grilled poultry or fish. Top pancakes, French toast and waffles with pureed fruit as well.
  • Make a healthy banana split by topping a sliced banana with a scoop of low-fat flavored yogurt sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs.

Have fun with these suggestions and let us know your favorite!

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