Tasty Kids Nutrition Club – October Update

We have had a LOT of fun in our Tasty Kids Nutrition Club at a local charter school!  If you missed the September update, be sure to check it out!

img_5804First week of October we explored the Dairy Group!  The kids made yogurt parfaits using vanilla yogurt, granola, strawberries, grapes and pumpkin seeds.  They also learned how protein and calcium are important for growing bodies.  At the Tasting Station, we had high calcium foods to try – cheese, kefir and almond milk.  Surprisingly to me, the kids really liked the kefir drink…. asking for seconds and wanting to take the leftovers home!  Yes!

Second meeting brought us to the Protein Group!  Students tasted high protein foods like tuna, tofu, soy nuts and pumpkin seeds.  Using food labels, they calculated their protein intake and compared it to what they need each day.  Finally, at the Chef’s Station, we made Black and White Bean Tacos with Avocado Lime Cilantro sauce.  Mmmmmmm!!

For the final week in October, we celebrated Halloween with some holiday-inspired fruit creations.  Grape-raisin-craisin spiders!  And, candy-corn colored fruit parfaits!

We had kiddos trying new foods again this month – avocado, tuna, tofu, vanilla yogurt, pumpkin seeds, mandarin oranges and dried cranberries!

Interested in bringing Tasty Kids Nutrition Club to your school?

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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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