New Year – New Foods – New Recipes

Hello Families,

It is the new year and as many of you will be making resolutions, I would like to share mine with you. I try to make resolutions that I feel I can stick with as In the past I would break my resolutions by January’s end. So this year, my resolution is to try either a new food item or recipe so that I can expose both myself and my family to new foods and or ideas on how to cook our old “standbuy” ingredients.

With the flu season in full swing, I want to remind everyone on the importance of Vitamin C for our kids. Vitamin C is healthy for our immune system. (it is an anti-oxidant ) Since our bodies do not store Vitamin C it must be consumed daily.

Minimum requirements for kids is 30-45 mg. (this can be achieved with the recommended daily allowance of 5 servings of fruits/veggies).

Raw fruits and vegetables are preferred due to their high fiber and water content, although frozen can also be served.

Although we often think of oranges when talking about Vitamin C ; some other sources include:
Broccoli (1/2 cup = 45mg.)
Small tomato (25 mg.)
Jicama (1/2 cup= 45 mg.)
Kiwi (1 each= 55 mg)
Small baked potato (25 mg.)

Healthy Eating,
Priscilla Paras-Huerta
Nutritionist

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