A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch
45 minutes—1 hour
This makes a fun side dish or hearty snack. To make it into a true meal, add leftover meat, poultry, fish, or mashed beans, and vegetables like chopped spinach or broccoli to the potato.
If you have a child who is older and helps to get dinner started, this is a nice recipe to suggest. (To save on time: "bake" the potatoes in a microwave.)
Nutrients per serving
This Month includes United Nations Day (October 24). Why not create an "Adventures in Eating" bulletin board at home? Put a map of the world on it. Get Colored pins. Each time a child tries foods from each Pyramid Food Group they make a colorful cutout of the food, and attach it to the map with a pin, in the area of the world where that food is commonly eaten. Remember to celebrate "National School Lunch Week."
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