Missing School

Sep 18

Missing School

Hello hello, The title to this blog is absolutely correct. I am missing school because I’m sick, but I’m also missing being at school. It is no fun to be sick in bed, having to make up the work you’re missing while all your friends are at school. I know sometimes it feels like we all can’t wait for school to be over, but the school year is barely a month old;...

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Food Safety 101

Sep 17

Food Safety 101

Along with a number of other health observances, September is also National Food Safety Education month. It is so important to create a safe and sanitary environment when it comes to food preparation. This starts at the grocery store when you are purchasing all of the yummy food that you will be bringing home to your family. We actually have a book called Food...

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Welcome New Thriving Communities, Thriving Children Sites!

Sep 16

Welcome New Thriving Communities, Thriving Children Sites!

We are kicking off the second year of our Thriving Communities, Thriving Children (TC2) project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation! Over the past month, we have had a blast introducing The OrganWise Guys nutrition and healthy living education programming to early childcare/Head Start centers, schools and Foodservice Departments in Mississippi and Louisiana. A...

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Tomato, ‘Tomahto’

Sep 15

Tomato, ‘Tomahto’

Hi there, Since it is National Fruits and Veggies Month, I thought I’d clear up some tomato-related confusion. The tomato, which is one of September’s Foods of the Month, has been called both a fruit and a vegetable, for all sorts of reasons. “It has seeds, it’s a fruit!” “We eat as a side for dinner, it’s not sweet, it’s a vegetable!” I’m here to tell you, it’s a...

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Whole Grain Sandwich Snackers

Sep 15

Whole Grain Sandwich Snackers

Whole grain bread is a September Foods of the Month. Now that school is back in session, snacks afterschool are an important part of childrens’ diets. Make sure they are healthy by incorporating whole grains, lean meats and fresh vegetables. Here are some whole grain sandwich ideas that meet all the requirements mentioned above. The best part about them? They...

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Healthy Tomato Bruschetta Video Recipe

Sep 12

Healthy Tomato Bruschetta Video Recipe

Have you ever tried a yummy tomato bruschetta appetizer at your favorite Italian restaurant? We are excited to share with you our healthy version of this tasty dish! Using tomatoes, a September Foods of the Month, and whole wheat French bread as your base, this will have your mouth watering! Watch as Peri Stolic and Pepto, the stomach walk you through the simple...

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