Cent$ible Nutrition News Helping Families Eat Better for Less
Healthy Celebrations As summer winds down, it is time to start thinking about fall and another school year. Pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies are all important for a successful school year. Similarly, making healthy snacks available is just as important. Providing healthy snacks is a way to help make sure your child is getting the nutrients they need to be their best in the classroom. Healthy snacks can boost energy making it easier for students to focus and be active. Healthy snacks also include those provided during celebrations at school. Snacks served during celebrations are often cupcakes, cookies, and candy. Substituting healthy snacks for sugary treats will help students avoid crashes and have enough energy to learn throughout the day. Talk with your child’s teacher about making classroom snacks and celebrations healthier.
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Fruit Kabobs Ingredients • • • • • • •
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cup watermelon cup pineapple cup grapes cup strawberries kiwis skewers cup yogurt, light strawberry
1. Wash hands in warm, soapy water. 2. Cut fruit in chunks. Put fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs on platter. 3. Place light strawberry yogurt in bowl. 4. Serve kabobs with yogurt on the side. Makes 8 servings.
This fall, as you gear up for the next school year, think about providing healthier snacks every day and during celebrations. Good snacks include: • • • • •
Fruit kabobs Fruit and yogurt parfaits Vegetable sticks with yogurt dip Cheese sticks with whole-grain crackers Homemade bean-dip
You can find more healthy snack ideas by visiting http://www.uwyo.edu/cnp/snac/ snac_recipies.html. Keep an eye out for parent letters from the Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP). CNP educators teach in qualifying classrooms around the state and send home healthy snack recipes after each lesson.
SNAC Recipe for August 27
Cent$ible Nutrition Program
Eat Better For Less! Department 3354 1000 E. University Avenue Laramie, WY 82071 1-877-219-4646 (toll free within Wyoming) 307-766-5375 307-399-5483 en Español www.uwyo.edu/cnp email@example.com
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Free cookbook, kitchen tools, & cooking classes!
Learn how to save money and time at the grocery store, cook quick and healthy meals, and stretch your food dollar. The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is free to those who income qualify* and participants receive a free cookbook and kitchen tools. * Visit www.uwyo.edu/cnp/qualify/index.html to find out if you qualify.
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Johnson/Sheridan, 674-2980 Laramie, 633-4383 Lincoln (Afton), 885-3132 Lincoln (Kemmerer), 783-0570 Natrona, 235-9400 Park, 527-8560 Platte, 322-3667 Sweetwater, 352-6775 Uinta, 783-0570 Wind River Indian Reservation, 335-2872 Like us on Facebook for more great tips and recipes like these! www.facebook.com/UWCNP
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact 1-877-219-4646.