Nutrition News Bites
July 2021 - Chippewa Valley School District
Try getting active together! Make your morning walks a race, dance while dinner is in the oven or show them your favorite ways to move!
Remember to stay safe in the summer heat. Take the following steps to keep kids safe:
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunglasses.
- Wear sunscreen with SPF of 30 or greater.
- Play in the shade when possible
- Encourage kids to drink enough water, especially before, during and after physical activity.
What's in Season in July?
Storage Tips: Eat any of these fruits out-of-hand or chop and add to cereal, pancakes, smoothies or parfaits. With relatively short-term fresh availability, stone fruits can be frozen, canned or dried for year-round availability.
Fun Facts: The main difference between peaches and nectarines is that peaches have fuzzy skin and nectarines do not! Stone fruits are all members of the rose family. Michigan ranks fourth in the nation for peach production and fifth for plum production.
Storage Tips: Whole bell peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Just wash before using.
Serving Tips: Bell peppers are great raw or cooked! Dice any color bell pepper and toss it on a pizza before baking or in scrambled eggs. For an extra crunch, color, flavor and nutrition, stack slices of bell peppers on wraps and sandwiches. Bell peppers are great in chilis, pastas, stir-fry's and salads.
Food Service Updates
Summer Feeding - Meet Up and Eat Up!
Here at Chippewa Valley School District we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive healthy nutritious meals during the school year. We want to encourage our students to continue with those healthy and nutritious meals during the summer as well. That is why we would like to direct you to Summer Food Service Programs available in your area. Please visit www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup to find a Summer Food Service Program that is close to you.
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.