Today was all about fruits and veggies!
Amy and I led a morning nutrition lesson to about 100 fourth graders on S U P E R F O O D S!! We had bell peppers, zucchini and squash, and baked sweet potato fries for them to taste test along with some homemade ranch dressing. Seven of the schools in the district applied for and received a grant for a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program so that each day they serve a fruit or veggie as a snack to each classroom. Very cool, and the kids love it. Is there anything prettier than a rainbow of freshly cut veggies?!
Our lesson was fun and went really well. I don’t think we give kids enough credit! Many of the ate ALL of the veggies (with a little encouragement at times) I’d say about 60% willinly cleaned their plates! We gave them a little nutrition quiz too 🙂
After the lesson I put together a Superfoods bulletin board for the cafeteria.
And a while later it was lunchtime. I usually go 5 hours between breakfast and lunch and I am quite hungry when 11:30 rolls around. But I like it that way because food tastes so good.
Today’s menu featured the famous Cherry Sparkle I’ve been hearing about a lot. Simply frozen cherries sprinkled with a little granulated sugar for sweetness and crunch!
Also on the line today: the famous Frito Pie. Not everything is fruit or veggie nutritious!
I loaded up on a rainbow of beautiful rainbow foods. Salad topped with corn and green beans, leftover raw veggies (topped with hot sauce), cherries, milk, and one of those ww rolls that I can get enough of!
Couldn’t resist more cherries. I’m hooked!!
(ps. BlogPress ate my post AGAIN! But this time copy and paste worked so I was able to quickly switch to WordPress app. Whew.)