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February 22 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Breakfast Apple Nachos

Who said you can’t have nachos for breakfast – we say you can! Kids like to try fruits when they are served in fun ways. Try this neat recipe at home or in your KES Club. If you have peanut allergies you can substitute the peanut butter for yogurt and honey. Serve with a healthy

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February 20 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Healthy Strawberry Waffles

Mornings can be busy at home and at school so what I like to do is prepare large batches of waffles and pancakes on the weekends and freeze them. Then I have an easy warm breakfast I can quickly prepare in the morning. Some schools prepare large quantities of waffles to have on hand for their Breakfast

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February 15 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Province Wide Breakfast Blitz – March 1, 2018

Our schools are getting ready for their upcoming Province Wide Breakfast Blitz on March 1, 2018. Our Breakfast Blitz is a great way to increase awareness and donations to our KES Clubs. Hosting a Breakfast Blitz at your school is a great way to stock your cupboards for the rest of the year.  It’s also a

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February 13 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Happy Pancake Day!!

Pancake day is my favorite day of the year! Who doesn’t enjoy having breakfast for supper? Most kids love the fun of getting either a toy, money or a special treat in their pancakes today. Why not combine your Pancake Day with Valentines Day tonight and serve these healthy pancakes in heart shapes. Try serving

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February 8 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Engaging Parent Volunteers

We currently have 252 KES Clubs here in our Province, which are run by more than 6,100 volunteers each and every school day.  We know our KES Breakfast Clubs would not run without the support of these dedicated parents, grandparents, students, teachers, business’s and local community members. We encourage parent volunteers in all of our schools

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February 1 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Serving Frozen Fruits

We are all aware getting fresh produce in Newfoundland and Labrador can be difficult, especially in the winter months with the countless weather delays and cancellations.  Our volunteers and Club Coordinators always look for the best deals when shopping for our KES Clubs and they always need to consider availability when creating menus.  When fresh

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January 30 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The last thing we want to hear is that our children are having “cookies” for breakfast…right?   But let’s be open minded to some of these so called “unhealthy words” because there are healthier alternatives to most foods we enjoy, just like there are healthy cookies!  They don’t have to be high is sugars, fats and

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January 25 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Blackberry Breakfast Bars

What could be better than a homemade breakfast bar to start your morning off right. Try this nutritious recipe that includes beans as a great source of protein. Prepare them ahead of time and refrigerate. Warm them in the morning to have a warm breakfast for the kids as they arrive to breakfast club. Serve

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January 23 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Food Safety at your KES Club!

Kids Eat Smart Foundation knows that safety is extremely important when handling food and aims to educate volunteers in food safety practices. All of our Regional KES Coordinators are trained with Food Safety and have the appropriate skills and knowledge to train volunteers in Food Safety practices. Food Safety is the practice of proper handling and storage

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January 18 , 2018 / Posted by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Engaging Student Volunteers

Encouraging students to volunteer is a great way to get kids involved in our Kids Eat Smart Clubs.  Many students participate each day by helping prepare, serve and clean up our Breakfast Clubs. Many of our Clubs have students take a major role in running the club.  Allowing students to volunteer allow them to build

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