Culinary Driven Healthy Snack Program creating wellbeing thru eating fresh fruits & veggies
A Sampling of The Healthy Snack Program
Local Green Beans
“Presented with our fresh dill vinaigrette for dipping. “Raw Green Beans are rich in magnesium (giving you energy), rich in vitamin A (helps you fight infections) and helps increase feelings of fullness”.
Half a kiwi has 24 calories.”
Local Cherry Tomatoes
Local Harrow Pears
Cara Cara Oranges
”Cara Caras were discovered in 1976 on Venezuela and are available December thru May. They are lower in acid and intensely sweet and are a cross between a navel and tangerine with a hint of berry. Cara Caras have lots of Vitamin C and A keeping you healthy and your bones strong. “
Providing children opportunities to make better snack choices
A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that increased consumption of fruit and vegetables positively influences mental well being. According to the study, these benefits include positive mental well-being such as “optimism, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, agency autonomy, and good relationships with others.”
Effects of nutrients on brain function (2010):
Dietary patterns and academic performance (2017, Australian school-aged children): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28487248
Local grant funding is available for this program.
Bause Catering is a licensed numbered vendor with the state of Pennsylvania and a certified Women Owned Business.
It has been wonderful hearing a child say “Wow! I never thought I would like that. May I have more?
This program is a fabulous method to expose children to many different types of fruits and vegetables. It makes a difference! Teacher modeling is important. They watch everything I eat.
Very well done! The choices were well thought out and the packaging was very teacher/child friendly.
Great program, regardless of the food,the kids really seem to enjoy the variety
The healthy snack program is wonderful. Some of our students who would not try anything in the beginning and by the end they were enjoying tasting things like spinach, starfruit, broccoli,etc
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