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Nutrition and Recipes

snacking tips for parents
  • Plan ahead and buy healthy snacks when you shop. You will save money and make healthier choices than if you or your kids are buying snacks on the go.
  • Provide kids with choices and make those choices nutritious.
  • Pre-portion you child's snacks into small plastic bags to grab on the go.
  • Combine snacks from at least two food groups to pack more nutrients into your child's diet... it will be more filling and it will hold them over to the next meal.

And remember... space snacks far enough between meals so appetites are not spoiled!

fruit smoothy time

Ingredients (yealds about 24 oz.)

  • one small ripe banana
  • One cup of berries (fresh or frozen)
  • One 8-ounce carton ow-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk or soymilk


  1. Peal banana and slice into one-inch chunks. Place the banana chunks into the blender.
  2. Measure the fruit, yogurt, and milk, and put the measured ingredients into the blender with the banana.
  3. Cover the blender, and blend on high for about one minute, or until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour Smoothy into cups and enjoy!

This is a recipe that parents and kids can try together!