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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Remembering Heroes

Sep 11

Remembering Heroes

Hey team, This Saturday, my city is hosting a 5K walk/run race to raise money for charities associated with the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001. I have decided to raise extra money to donate to the local fire and police department, as those brave men and women are heroes and among the first to respond to disaster. It makes me very happy to exercise and...

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5 Colorful Ways to Eat your Fruits and Veggies

Sep 10

5 Colorful Ways to Eat your Fruits and Veggies

September is not only National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, it also happens to be National Fruit and Vegetable month. It makes sense as these two tend to go hand and hand … the more colorful fruits and veggies you eat, the healthier you will be! That being said, sometimes it’s challenging to get those kiddos to eat the rainbow of fruits and veggies...

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