Nutrition Month – Potential to Prevent

In Celebration of Nutrition Month we are giving tips from the campaign all month long. The theme this year is “Unlock the Potential of Food!”. The third topic covers the Potential to Prevent. This topic discusses how a healthy balanced diet can lower the risk of developing chronic disease. Instilling healthy habits at a young age can help children develop lifelong healthy eating habits over a lifetime. Starting your children with eating a balanced diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables can help to prevent chronic disease later in life.  We encourage all of our KES Clubs to serve fruits and vegetables every day. Try this fun recipe at your KES Club this week to ensure kids are getting their proper fruit servings at Breakfast Club:

Apple Blueberry Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

Preparation Time: 5 min

Ingredients

    • ½ cup plain yogurt (1% M.F)
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 11 apple, cored, peeled and chopped
    • 1½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
    • ¼ cup100% orange juice

Kids love snacking on apples so why not add one to your next smoothie! This one is a winner with fresh tasting apple and blueberries to brighten your day. This is a perfect portable snack for the car on your way to a game after school.

Instructions

Step 1
Place yogurt, banana, apple, blueberries and orange juice in a blender. Cover and puree until smooth.

2012 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: Honorable Mention!

Information sourced from: https://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Factsheets/NM2018-FactSheet-03Prevent-EN.aspx
Recipe sourced from: http://www.cookspiration.com/recipe.aspx?perma=E6A772E5D5B&g=2

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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