FoodCorps Update

from Leah Hindel


Happy New Year BAC families! I hope you all had a great break and are enjoying the first few days of 2017. This week in FoodCorps lessons, students learned about how to eat healthier in the new year. We discussed that one popular New Year's resolution is eating more fruits and veggies. We used the MyPlate tool to learn about the different food groups and portion sizes. Then, students competed with each other to name as many fruits and veggies as they could in 3 minutes. To make it even harder, they had to sort the fruits and veggies by color. It was especially hard to think of white fruits and veggies! We finished up the lesson by making a yummy fruit smoothie and toasting to the new year. Here's the recipe:

Healthy New Year Smoothie
2 cups frozen fruit of your choice
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup orange juice
2 TBSP honey
Optional: Handful of spinach, kale, collards, or other green

Blend all the ingredients together and add water or ice until you reach desired consistency. Enjoy!