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Tips and Treats

FoodWIse's Healthy Community Corner by Amy Macemon

School is just around the corner and for many that means a change in schedules! Kenosha is a lucky community to have organizations such as the Shalom Center, Sharing Center and others offering Back-To-School supplies events. Also, many KUSD schools participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program which assures that students are provided nutritious foods to power them through their school day, as studies have shown the importance of breakfast for students ability to perform well in schools.

For many families, however, thinking about providing healthy, quick after school snacks or meals can become an issue due to time or financial constraints. For some snack inspiration visit the MyPlate Healthy Snacking or “Healthy Afterschool Snack Tips”. For ideas on quick and affordable meal ideas, visit the below mentioned “Weekly Featured Recipe” offering from Racine/Kenosha FoodWIse.

Recipe Round Up

As we enjoy the ending of summer, many of us are growing or being provided with summer squashes. High in Vitamin C, summer squash is a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed roasted, fresh or turned into a spiralized noodle substitute. The FoodWIse team will be focusing the “Weekly Featured Recipe” on summer squash for the next few weeks. The weekly featured recipe has been distributed to food pantry operators, volunteers, non-profit organization and elected leaders throughout the pandemic and has proved helpful to these groups in providing simple, budget friendly recipes to those they serve.Visit the FoodWIse website to view all the past recipes offered in English and Spanish. Most recently, you can make a “Summer Squash Medley”.

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