Monthly Archives: September 2013

Raising Awareness of your Kids Eat Smart Club!

With a new school year comes a fresh new start to your Kids Eat Smart Club. What some clubs are doing is changing things up and introducing new menu items, new volunteers, and new fundraising initiatives. Sometimes all it takes is a fun and engaging way to introduce your KES Club to the school population. […]

White to Whole Wheat – Transition is Key!

Sometimes our Kids Eat Smart Clubs and our parents are reluctant to try whole wheat items with their kids. They figure the kids won’t eat it if it’s whole wheat and it may go to waste. What we usually encourage is to introduce the whole wheat slow and steady to get the kids use to […]

Getting Creative with Breakfast Menu Ideas

The key to any menu for both kids and adults is getting creative with what we serve and how we serve it. Especially for kids, serving healthy items in creative ways is a good way to encourage healthy eating habits. Fruit cut in interesting shapes and figures can work wonders in getting kids to eat […]

Getting kids engaged in Healthy Habits – What Can Parents Do?

Healthy eating begins at home, so it is important that children are encouraged to eat a proper balanced diet. It’s all about getting the kids involved in the process! Involve children in grocery shopping and planning their lunch Inform teachers and volunteers of any food intolerance/allergies that your child may have Put a secret note, […]

Allergies 101

These days allergies are high on the radar of most parents when sending food to school with their kids. It’s very important to check with your child’s school at the beginning of each year to see if there are any new allergies restrictions within the school. Most Common Food allergens: •Peanuts & Tree nuts               •Sesame […]

Back to School – Breakfast on the Run!

As the school year is in full swing thinking of what to feed your kids on the way out the door can be a challenge. Planning ahead and having items on hand is key to ensuring a healthy start to their day. Shop for key breakfast items such as: Whole grain high fibre cereals Fresh or frozen fruit […]

Kids Eat Smart Club – Does your child’s School have one?

As kids and parents are gearing up for back to school the stress of getting kids fed and out the door in time for the bus is starting to set in. For those kids in schools with Kids Eat Smart Clubs that stress can be all but forgotten as they can rest assured that they […]