Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

September 2021

a+ lunch!

Fall is quickly approaching and that means it's time to go back to school! Eating a healthy lunch is essential for students to do their best at school. Whether it's a school provided lunch or a lunch brought from home, a nutrient packed meal during the day will help with concentration and energy levels. This article provides some awesome tips for how to pack a healthy, delicious lunch that will help kiddos do their best in school this year! https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/eat-right-at-school/making-the-grade-at-lunchtime

Fall Produce to add to your Plate!

Fresh fruits and veggies are abundant in September. Now is a great time to head to your local farmers market or local grocery store to get some nutrient packed produce to add to your meals. Some great seasonal produce include pumpkins, squash, cranberries, and more! Take a look at this article that highlights nine produce items and why you should be adding them to your next meal. https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/healthy-eating/9-fall-produce-picks-to-add-to-your-plate

MyPlate guide to school breakfast

Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Schools take that seriously by providing children a nutrient dense breakfast. Check out this infographic that explains the different components for school breakfast and why each part of the MyPlate is provided and why it's important. https://myplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/2020-12/School%20Breakfast%20%282016%29.pdf

Cheesy Zucchini Dip

Looking for ways to use some zucchini or squash? This yummy dip packs a nutrient punch with lots of vitamin C. Try this autumn friendly dip with celery sticks or pita chips! https://mihotm.recipes/sides/cheesy-zucchini-dip/

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Saginaw Intermediate School District

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Saginaw, MI 48603


This project was funded in whole or in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.


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