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March is Nutrition Month!

This year our Kidco Kitchen Nutrition Curriculum has been off to a great start.  In January, the children learned all about potatoes and February’s curriculum was all about carrots. We learned where potatoes and carrots come from and tried growing our own and documenting all the changes we saw!

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This month we are focusing on Nutrition!  Each week the children are learning about different food groups, where foods come from and how they can help us grow! Last week the kids learned all about proteins: Proteins can come in all different shapes and sizes.  It can come from animals as well as plants! Meats, poultry, eggs, beans, soy products, seafood, nuts and seeds are the major food groups that contain protein.

This week in our Kidco Curriculum we are teaching the kiddies all about Dairy!  Our teachers are explaining that dairy products come from cows and how important dairy is to our overall health!  The little ones will be sampling different forms of dairy and dairy substitutes such as milk, soy and rice milk, cheese and yogurt. They will be learning all about calcium and Vitamin D and how these nutrients help us maintain strong bones and teeth!

They will even try “milking cows” as a fun exciting way to learn where milk comes from!


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We have all grown up with our parents telling us the importance of drinking milk.  Drinking milk and eating dairy products are the easiest and best sources of getting calcium into your diet.  Some other foods that contain calcium that are not as obvious are kale, broccoli, bok choy, fish with soft bones like salmon, most grains and a number of breakfast cereals that have been fortified with calcium.

In the up and coming months the kiddies will learn even more about the importance of dairy in their diets during Dairy Month this July.  For a complete list of soon to come nutritional topics your children will be learning about check out our Kidco Kitchen Curriculum.

 

From our kitchen to yours…… Enjoy!

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Cheers,

Chef Lisa Ruscica

Chief Food Ambassador

 

 

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