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Healthy Halloween Tips

October 14, 2019
Trick or treat! Halloween is coming up, and it is a fun-filled day full off creative costumes, spooky surprises, and tasty treats. Keep your Halloween activities both spook-tacular and healthy with a few simple tips and ideas.

It’s Farm to School Month!

October 08, 2019
October is National Farm to School Month! This month celebrates the connections between children and local foods and farms and highlights the schools, local farms, and communities that work together to serve fresh, locally-grown ingredients in school cafeterias.

Happy National Walk to School Day!

September 26, 2019
October 2nd is National Walk to School Day! Join in on the fun Walk to School Day events around your community and take steps towards a healthier future!

Kick-start Your Morning with a Nutritious Breakfast!

September 25, 2019
The school year is in full swing! Having a nutritious breakfast provides the nutrients kids need to be focused and prepared for the school day. Take the time to eat breakfast with quick and easy breakfast options!

Reducing Food Waste When Cooking at Home

September 13, 2019
Gain more by wasting less! Practicing a few, smart habits in the kitchen can help you waste less food, spend less money, and help the Earth! As a community, it is important to make a conscious effort to minimize food waste, while still making nutritious, healthy choices. What can you do to ensure the most from your food?

All about Root Vegetables!

September 04, 2019
Fall is the season for root vegetables! Visit the CNS blog to learn more about the different types of these delicious vegetables and how to prepare them.

Healthy Eating with Vegetarian Meals

August 19, 2019
A vegetarian diet consists of various plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.  While there are several types of vegetarianism, people who follow a vegetarian diet tend to not eat meat, fish, poultry, and sometimes dairy and eggs. No matter your choice of vegetarian lifestyle, it’s important to consume a variety of plant-based foods to meet your daily nutritional needs. Learn more about how to make a meat-free diet a healthy dietary choice right for you.

Stone Fruits are in Season!

August 14, 2019
Nothing screams summer more than the sweet, juicy flavors of stone fruits! The term “stone fruit” refers to fruits that contain a hard inner pit or seed, which resembles a stone. From peaches and nectarines to plums, cherries, and apricots, there is an assortment of stone fruits available.

Head Back to School with a Healthy Lunch!

August 07, 2019
It’s that time of year again that kids are heading back to school! Whether your child brings a packed lunch from home or buys lunch from the cafeteria, a healthy, balanced lunch is an essential component to a positive and successful school day. The beginning of the school year is a great time to start (or continue!) making healthy eating choices!

Quick Family Meals

July 31, 2019
Now that summer is almost over and kids are heading back to school, it’s time to get back into a regular routine of preparing family dinners on weeknights. Don’t let everyone’s busy schedules stop you from making a healthy, nutritious meal!