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Orange You Glad It's Sweet Potato Mash

Orange You Glad It's Sweet Potato Mash

To celebrate Thanksgiving and help bring more nutritious options to the table, Rachael wrote this mashed sweet potato recipe for the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (Rach was named a Council member in 2014!) that your friends and family will love!

Serves 4-6

Feed-A-Neighbor Turkey and Veggie Chili

Feed-A-Neighbor Turkey and Veggie Chili

Share this nutritious, delicious chili with family, friends or a neighbor in need. This dollar-stretcher recipe will feed a crowd and was created by Rach to kick off the 9 Million Meals challenge!

Serves 8-10

Grilled Lemon-Orange Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Brown-and-Wild Rice

Grilled Lemon-Orange Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Brown-and-Wild Rice

This zesty, good-for-you recipe is perfect for a family dinner. "Pickling" the meat with citrus makes for a quicker prep time.

Serves 4

 
Balance Bands

Balance Bands

www.balancebands.com

Designed to teach the MyPyramid initiative, Balance Bands are a fun, visual way to help establish healthy eating habits when it comes to fruits and veggies and can be used at home and at school. To participate, you put all your Balance Bands on your right wrist first thing in the morning. Throughout the day, each time you eat a portion of fruits or vegetables (1/2 cup for children or 1 cup for adults), you move one Balance Band to the left wrist. The goal is to get all your Balance Bands on your left wrist by bedtime! You can even track your progress on a downloadable goal sheet!

Balance Bands also offers programming for schools to complement school nutrition programs by making eating healthy a fun game and a group effort. They work well with students ages 4 and up, and feedback ranges from first grader Stone S., who responded, "Thank you for the Balance Bands. I’ve been using them all week. They made me healthy, and they made my brain work," to fourth grader Carson P., "I was surprised how much five fruits and vegetable can affect the way you feel!"

Visit the Balance Bands website to learn how you can change your choices with Balance Bands!