Mrs. DeGroote’s Nutrition News

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Nutrition News


“Since we feed upwards of 80 students per day, we use quite a quantity of fruit, vegetables, and dairy products.  Breakfast Club is always appreciative of any donations – cash or food.”

This paragraph ended the November Nutrition News. As a result of the appeal, Breakfast Club has received numerous donations of food and cash. Thank you to those of you who have sent something for our nutrition program.  The children will benefit from your generosity.

I regularly seek nutrition information to share with you. I recently read an article in the September issue of Canadian Living magazine. In this article, it explained how you can keep your family at a healthy weight by changing their diet.

By taking a little time and planning you can provide your children with healthier choices for any meal or snack. Follow the suggestions in Canada`s Food Guide and include foods from the four food groups to ensure you are serving more nutritious meals. Seek suggestions from your children for their meals. They will more likely eat everything if they are a part of the process.

With the holiday season nearly upon us, we tend to nibble on less healthy foods. To offset gaining extra pounds, remember to keep active. Take a walk with your family to look at the holiday decorations in your neighbourhood. Tobogganing is a terrific activity that burns calories, while everyone has fun. Give it a try!

Mrs. DeGroote