October 17 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Trick-or-Treating – Keep it Fun and Make it Healthy!

Halloween is just two weeks away and by now most of us have purchased, or will purchase in the coming days, treats for our little “trick-or-treaters.” Children love going door-to-door collecting bags of goodies.  As we are aware most of these treats that children receive on Halloween night are not nutritious and are high in

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October 12 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

World Egg Day!

October is packed with lots of special events and holidays for our KES Clubs.  Last week we celebrated KES Week, Halloween is in the coming weeks and tomorrow is “World Egg Day.”  We always love to see KES Clubs serving eggs as it aids in the growth and development of our children – eggs are

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October 10 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Fill up your cup!

This neat little trick is something we come across from time to time at our Kids Eat Smart Clubs.  Such a great idea and saves the additional bowl needed to serve your cereal in.  Simply open the spout of your milk container and pour your cereal into the carton.  Kids always love a new creative

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October 5 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to share all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for with our family and friends.  While we enjoy thanksgiving meals and celebrations be sure to include some healthy choices with our menus.  Making healthy eating a priority during holidays can sometimes be hard.  Providing your family with fun and healthy

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October 3 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

KES Province Wide Smoothie Day!

This week we are celebrating Kids Eat Smart Week all week long.  As part of the celebrations, we will be having our Province Wide Smoothie Day this Thursday Oct 5.  We encourage all of our KES Clubs to serve up a nutritious smoothie that day. Smoothies are a great way to increase our daily recommended fruit servings – the

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September 28 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Fruity Bagel Pizza

Sometimes getting children and youth to eat fruit can be a challenge.  Making fruit fun and creative usually helps to encourage kids to eat more fruit. Cutting fruit in fun shapes can make the most boring meal much more appealing.  Try cutting your fruit in fun shapes at your KES Club and see the reaction

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September 26 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Eggcellent Eggs!

Eggs are a great source of protein along with many other nutrients. We always encourage our KES Breakfast Clubs to serve a protein source with breakfast but sometimes it can be challenging.  Eggs are a great protein to include with breakfast if facilities allow and allergies are not an issue. Many KES Clubs do have the ability

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September 21 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Adding Veggies to Your Breakfast Menu!

We are so excited to see more and more of our KES Clubs adding veggies to their Club Menus! Ensuring we eat enough fruits and veggies in the run of a day can sometimes be challenging. When we include both fruits and veggies with every meal it’s easier to meet our recommended servings each day.  A

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September 19 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Leftover Fruits

Many times when I visit a KES Breakfast Club, I often see that there are leftovers, especially fruit!  Many Clubs have student volunteers who bring the extra fruit to classes for students that may not have come to Breakfast Club that morning.  For fruits like apples and bananas that tend to turn brown quite quickly

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September 14 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Pear Power Fall Time Smoothie!

We don’t often see pears served in our KES Clubs, but most people enjoy pears, and so do children!  Pears are a delicious treat to add to your Club menu, even better as a smoothie.  We know that pears can often be a less affordable fruit than others, but if on sale or if donated,

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