Back to School Snacking: Fighting After-School Hunger

It’s that time of year again! Children and families everywhere are preparing to head back to school. Children will be on the move and learning new things each and everyday. After a long day of fun-filled learning, children are more than likely to come home famished. After school snacking is a daily ritual in most … Read More


Build an Easy Breakfast

Mornings can be a hectic time to get everyone fed and off to the places we have to be often early in the morning. Breakfast may not always be a top priority. However, breakfast is a very important part of the day for you and everyone in your family. For some ideas, Super Healthy Kids … Read More


Chicken Pitas

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 pita Ingredients 1/2 cup spinach leaves, washed 1/2 cup seedless grapes, each grape cut in half 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast, cold 1/4 cup shredded slaw mix–can use shredded carrots and green and red cabbage in place of slaw mix 1 tablespoon green onion, sliced 2 tablespoons fat-free … Read More


Breakfast Bars

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 bar Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk (optional) 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 3 large shredded wheat biscuits or 1-2 cups of other cereal (low-fat granola, whole-grain cornflakes, shredded wheat squares) Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup raisins or nuts, chopped (optional) Directions Wash hands … Read More


Build a Healthy Snack Mix

Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup whole grain (whole wheat cereal squares, oat cereal O’s, or popcorn) 1/2 cup fruit (any dried fruit, such as cranberries, apricots, and bananas) 1/2 cup vegetable (any dried vegetable, such as edamame, dried green beans, and dried sweet potatoes) 2 tablespoons dairy (try yogurt-covered dried fruit or grated cheese) … Read More


Banana Pops

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pop Ingredients 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant banana pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 1 banana, cut into pieces Directions Combine pudding mix and milk. Add cut up banana into pudding and blend evenly. Spoon enough pudding mixture into small, paper cups to fill 2/3 full. Tap cups lightly on … Read More


Cheesy Fruit Skewers

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 skewer Ingredients 3 chunks of fruit (strawberries, kiwifruit, grapes, pineapple, apples, oranges) 3 cheese chunks, any kind Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash fruit. Peel fruit such as kiwi, pineapple, and oranges. Cut fruit into chunks. Cut cheese into chunks. Put fruit and cheese on a skewer. Refrigerate leftovers … Read More


The cheapest way to improve your health, drink water!

Lucky for us, in America water is free just about anywhere you go. Drinking water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages will not only help your wallet but could help to improve your health. Although there are currently no set requirements for water consumption, the Food and Nutrition Board recommends that the average women consume 91 ounces daily … Read More



Tips to Move More After School

When I came home from school as a kid, I couldn’t wait to watch television before diving into that night’s homework. For me, sitting down, putting my feet up, and watching my favorite show was my favorite way to wind down from a long day at school. But that got boring after I was about … Read More


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