YUM—September is Whole Grains Month and the Whole Grains Council is celebrating on Instagram. Share a photo of whole grains, use the hashtag #ShareWholeGrains and you will be entered into a contest to win $500. Check it out at: http://iconosquare.com/contests/sharewholegrains
Montgomery County Public Schools will be celebrating Farm to School Week September 21-25, 2015 by offering locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh cucumbers, grape tomatoes, plums, spinach and watermelon are just some of the local Maryland farm products that will be available in the cafeteria. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables each day provides the body with important vitamins, minerals and fiber. To learn more, visit the Maryland Department of
MD plum and grape tomatoes at ESS ES
What a great example Washington County, MD is for Maryland Farm to School Week! Maryland’s 2015 Homegrown School Lunch Week is September 14-18.
What’s for lunch at ESS? This packed lunch (for a first grader) includes a yummy Asian salad paired with a fresh fruit salad of kiwi and mango. It’s still summer!
The ESS Wellness Committee offers this information to help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Remember: fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every occasion (including snacks); and all forms (fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice) count toward your daily intake.
Celebrate National Acorn Squash Day, September 7 with a curry acorn squash recipe