Communities In Schools (CIS)

Moorhead JHS * April 2016 Issue

Every Kid Healthy: Sustainable Changes For A Lifetime

Every Kid Healthy is a national movement aimed at making schools a healthier place by building sustainable changes that encourage students to eat better and be more active. It is observed in schools across the country during the last week of April.

The CIS office is doing its bit to promote campus health and wellness by developing a fun and informative set of lunch-time express sessions to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week. There will be recipe demonstrations, nutrition education, a lesson in deconstructing food labels, exercises on relieving stress and how to effortlessly incorporate physical activity into our daily lives.

Event Information will be posted on the CIS Bulletin Board near the small gym. Events are open to interested students. Stay tuned!

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CIS Annual Field Trip

Whole Foods Market in The Woodlands provided a fun, tasty and educational experience for some twenty of our lucky students and chaperones. We got to tour the market, enjoyed free samples of rare, exotic fruit and baked treats and learned a little bit about the everyday operations of a health market. The store manager Jerri Brown did a wonderful job of leading the 2 hour session which culminated in a nutritious lunch.

Oil-Free Hearty Protein Salad

This is a quick and easy salad meal, perfect for the hot summer months. It requires no cooking and can be made ahead.

1 15 oz. can chickpeas

2 cups red or green cabbage, sliced thin

1 small cucumber, peeled and diced

1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 small clove garlic, finely minced

1 big pinch chili powder or crushed peppers (optional)

2 tsp. ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Drain and wash the chickpeas under running water. Set aside.

For the dressing, throw in a handful of the cooked beans into a blender jar with the lime juice, cumin, chili pepper (if using), salt and pepper. Process until creamy. Thin with water or lime juice, as necessary.

To assemble, place the chickpeas in a large bowl. Tip in the cabbage, cilantro and green onions. Pour the dressing evenly and toss well to combine. Serve cold.

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