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A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


Peach Cobbler

35 minutes
Serves: 4

You can substitute any fruit in season: blueberries or strawberries work well.

  • 4 very ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or frozen, or canned peaches)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk

1. Toss the 4 Tbsp sugar with the peaches; place in a 1 1/2 quart ovenproof dish.

2. To make the dough, place the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl; add the margarine and milk; stir until well mixed.

3. Place the dish with peaches into the oven. Heat until warm and the sugar starts to melt.

4. Drop the dough on top by spoonfuls. Bake in oven for about 35 minutes or until the fruit begins to bubble and the topping is slightly brown. Let it cool a bit, an serve.

Nutrients per serving
1/2 cup

  • Calories 312
  • Saturated fat 1.1 g
  • Iron 2.3 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Calcium 184 mg
  • Carbohydrate 62 mg
  • Vitamin A 122 RE
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Vitamin C 6 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g


Getting exercise at school is important. encourage your children to participate in active play at recess. Ask your school principal to offer regular physical education classes.


Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Water, juices and milk are better nutrition choices than soft drinks.


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