Monthly Archives: May 2014

Serving Fruit and Veggies in Your “Grab-and-Go” KES Club

It’s easy to think of ways to serve fruits and vegetables if you are serving a meal to children where they have a place they can set down and enjoy it. Unfortunately, this ideal situation is not possible for all our KES Clubs. If your KES Club is a “grab-and-go” Club we do still recommend […]

Accommodating Celiac Disease in Your KES Club

May is Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease is a condition in which people are unable to absorb nutrients such as proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals because of their inability to accommodate gluten in their diet. Gluten is a protein commonly found in wheat and other related grains. Breads, cereals, crackers, pancake mix, cereal bars […]

Choosing the right Smoothie!

With summer just around the corner, you will notice more and more fast food restaurants and coffee shops offering fruit smoothies as a beverage choice. Be aware that many of these “fruit smoothies” often have little real fruit and are packed with added sugars. To be cautious, you can always ask the serving attendant what […]

Spring has Sprung!

“Spring has sprung” and summer is getting near. With the snow gone (in most places of the province), flowers are starting to bloom and the grass is getting greener….the colours outside are just a pleasure to look at. There isn’t many weeks left before your KES Club will be winding down for the school year. […]

Campfire Pizza for your May “24” weekend!

This weekend marks the first official weekend of camping in our province. For both adults and children, camping is always a great time to socialize and have fun with friends and just like every social event there`s always food involved. The highlights of every camping trip are the friends, fun and food that accompany the […]

Satisfying Snacks

When we hear the word snack, we often think of foods such as potato chips, chocolate bars, candies and other processed foods. Snacking doesn`t have to be unhealthy. These high calorie foods can certainly satisfy our needs temporary, but because they provide little nutrition such as protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals they can quickly […]

Eating Local

The fifth annual Rooting for Health (RFH) event takes place tomorrow in five Kids Eat Smart Clubs throughout the province. RFH is a way to teach children the importance of healthy eating and the relationship with eating local foods in our communities. In keeping with this theme, I want to stress the importance and health […]