Nutrition News Bites

June 2021 - Chippewa Valley School District

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!

You did it! You did what no other generation has had to do. You beat the odds. You committed yourself to your education, making it a priority in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. There was nothing easy about the many adjustments you and your family were forced to deal with. You graduating just proved your dedication to your success. Good luck on all your future endeavors!

What's in Season in June?

Strawberries!

Produce Tips

  • Look for plump berries with a rich red color, bright green caps and a sweet smell.
  • Store unwashed strawberries in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Before serving, use cool water to gently wash strawberries with the green caps still attached.
  • For longer storage, freeze cleaned, whole berries on a baking sheet. When firm, transfer to a freezer bag or container.


Portion Tips:

  • A 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries is about four large strawberries or one cupped handful.
  • A 1/2 cup of strawberries is an excellent source of vitamin C - providing 81% of the recommended Daily Value.


Serving Tips:

  • Slice strawberries into high fiber cereal and calcium-rich low-fat yogurt
  • Add strawberries to a spinach salad.
  • Strawberries are a tasty snack any time of the day! Just wash them, remove the stem, and enjoy!


Did you know the average strawberry has around 200 seeds?!

Asparagus!

Produce Tips:
  • Refrigerate fresh asparagus for up to 5 days.
  • Wash under cool running water just before using. Remove tough ends: hold an end of the stalk in each hand and gently bend or cut off and discard bottom inch.
  • Asparagus comes in green, white and purple!


Portion Tips:

  • Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin K which helps build strong bones.
  • A 1/2 cup of asparagus is about six asparagus spears.


Serving Tips:

  • Asparagus cooks quickly and can be served many ways.
  • Boil or blanch in enough water to cover the stalks.
  • Steam over boiling water.
  • Sauté or stir-fry in a small amount of oil.
  • Roast or grill until lightly browned.

Food Service Updates

Summer Feeding - Meet Up and Eat Up!

Looking for free meals over the summer? Meet Up and Eat Up meal sites provide breakfast and lunch for children 18 and younger Monday through Friday all summer long!


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School Year 2021-2022

Thanks to a program extension from the USDA, Chippewa Valley Schools will feed all children 18 years and younger for FREE through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.


Chippewa Valley School District will offer curbside meal pick-up for virtual learning students through the 2021-2022 school year. Five breakfast and five lunches can be picked up every Friday at the Administration Building starting in September. Check our website for more details.

New to You!

School Wellness Committee

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Chippewa Valley School Wellness Committee, contact our district dietitian- Amanda Snider by emailing asnider@cvs.k12.mi.us.

Chippewa Valley Food & Nutrition Services

Food & Nutrition Services is responsible for the preparation and service of Breakfast and/or Lunch to the students of Chippewa Valley Schools.