Nutrition Fun Facts

Harvest of the Month:

Breakfast-Still the Most Important Meal of the Day:

Research shows:

  • Kids who eat breakfast tend to show improved cognitive function, attention & memory skills while having greater attendance rates and fewer disciplinary issues
  • Breakfast improves the overall nutrient intake for both children & adults
  • Breakfast cereals encourage the consumption of milk which is an effective way to increase calcium & Vitamin D intake
  • Children & Adults who eat breakfast tend to have healthier body weights

Make time for breakfast every day. If your busy schedule does not allow for a breakfast at home for your student, we offer breakfast daily at each school. Remember, mom always said “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.

Healthy Snacks for Kids:

  • Graham Crackers with low-fat peanut butter
  • Frozen grapes or blueberries (add a low-fat cream cheese and marshmallow dip for a treat)
  • Apple slices topped with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese and raisons
  • Banana slices layered with vanilla yogurt and frozen berries
  • Show your kids how to make trail mix with dried raisins, dried cranberries, coconut and your favorite nut
  • Keep broccoli florets, strips of red or yellow sweet peppers, baby carrots or jicama handy to dip with low-fat dressing
  • Make a fruit kabob with cut up strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple
  • Baked tortilla chips with fresh-made salsa (tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and/or serano peppers, cilantro, lime juice and kosher salt)
  • Whole grain crackers with low-fat cheese cubes
  • Create a yogurt sundae using low-fat yogurt (vanilla or flavored) topped with fresh strawberries & bananas and a dollop of reduced-fat AWC

Cooking with your children makes for family fun. Try making these nutritious snacks with their help. Not only will you be making a healthy snack but you will be making memories.

Fresh Foods

We freshly prepare meals using local brands you use at home, including Tyson chicken, Jennio turkey, Swiss milk, Land O' Lakes cheese, and locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables.  Fresh salad meals are also prepared daily.  Plus, students can start their day with one of our breakfast meals!