Our Nutrition Blog

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

Yogurt Parfait Bar!

As you think about and plan your menus this year, try adding something new and fun into your KES Club menu.  While we know many kids tend to turn up their nose to new foods, we also know that they tend to try new foods if we make it fun and exciting – try a

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September 7 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Menu Planning & Shopping Lists!

Getting back into the swing of serving breakfast each day takes some organization.  Menu Planning and Shopping Lists are two key components to organizing your KES Club Shopping Volunteers for the year to come.  Get the kids involved in Menu Planning for your club by asking them what healthy foods they enjoyed last year and

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

Welcome Back to School!

Tomorrow is the big day and we want to welcome back all of our students, teachers and KES Club Volunteers!  We wish all of the children attending Kids Eat Smart Clubs a very healthy and successful school year. With your KES Club children will be well nourished and prepared for the school day ahead!  Start your year off

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August 31 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Back To School – Being Prepared With Healthy Foods!

It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end! For most, back to school means back to a regular routine. With preparing our book bags and closets for back to school we cannot forget our fridges, freezers and kitchen cupboards. Here are a few tips to stock up and stay on budget with easy healthy items for

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August 29 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Quick & Easy Summertime Lunch

With the sun still shining and summer days getting shorter we want to enjoy everything minute we can outside!  Try this easy no-cook summertime lunch or even snack for your kids this week. The recipe has a ton of fruit and is protein packed with nutritious almond butter for a balanced meal.  Ensuring you have balanced meals will allow you to

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August 25 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Budget Conscious Healthy Eating at School!

For years, most of us have been aware of the fact that Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest incidence of many cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other health related issues.  There is also no surprise that we also consume the lowest amounts of fruits and vegetables in the country.  You may have seen this article

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August 22 , 2017 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

A Guide to Choosing a Lunch Box for Back to School

As you shop for back to school supplies for your children, one of the things likely on your list is a new lunch box…..but “what kind should I buy?” is the question you are likely asking yourself. This is a very important, yet confusing topic for many parents, so we’ll post this again! Like you,

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