YUM-O! empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
Make extra whole wheat pancakes for breakfast, then use them in place of bread for lunch the next day!
Makes 20 pancakes
Make this delicious BLD meal in under 15 minutes!
This is a delicious side dish for any Thanksgiving meal, and all winter long!
This delicious recipe works well served hot or cold. Note: Plan ahead! You'll need to marinate the chicken for several hours or overnight.
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!
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