Encouraging our Kids Eat Smart Clubs to serve fruit each and every day is key, and offering a variety allows kids to choose fruits they like and try new fruits they may not have tried before. As the new Canada’s Food Guide encourages half your plate to be fruits and veggies, it’s important to include a variety of these at each and every meal. Some clubs may want to amp up their fruit game by offering more fruits at Breakfast Club. Along with fruit the new guide suggests a 1/4 of the plate be protein foods such as eggs, cheese, yogurt or milk and the other 1/4 of the plate be a whole grain such as whole grain toast, whole grain bagels, or whole grain English muffins.
Choosing foods from the new Canada’s Food Guide will ensure our kids are getting the proper nutrition they need each day; let’s help keep them healthy and have them ready to start their school day well nourished and ready to learn.
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Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.