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 CACFP - At Risk

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All campuses participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  By participating in CACFP, RGCCISD Child Nutrition Program helps contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children in our community.

 

CACFP - At Risk Enrichment Activities

RGCCISD Child Nutrition Program is excited to provide you with daily useful resources that will promote children's development of healthy eating habits, and overall health and well-being.  Click on the calendar links below to access daily activities, tips, recipes, and more!

 

January 2021

 

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Welcome 2021! And with a new year come new goals and resolutions.  Let's discuss the Healthy Kids Pledge below so that you can begin to think what you can set as your healthy goal this year.

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Having read and discussed yesterday's pledge, use the blank pledge below to set yourself a goal, and pledge to do your part in contributing to your daily health.

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As a growing child, Calcium and Vitamin D are essential nutrients for healthy bone development.  Click below to pledge for strong bones and teeth.

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We encourage you to be a "High Five" kid.  Eating fruits & vegetables brings you an array of fiber, vitamins & minerals.  Continuing with our healthy pledges, click below to pledge to be a "High Five" kid.

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Protein is an essential nutrient for growth & development.  Protein foods include beans, lentils, nuts, fish, chicken, meat & eggs. Pledge to make lean proteins part of your daily diet.

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Consuming healthy snacks is easy following these tips:

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Sharing mealtimes with family members is very important.  Research shows that eating together as a family plays a positive role in healthy eating.  Check out these Family Mealtime Tips!

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When eating out, it is important to take control of your food choices.  See below for tips on making healthy choices when eating out.

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You can turn any recipe into a healthier version of itself following these tips.

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Increasing fruits & vegetables is easy following these tips.

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Beef "Picadillo" is a favorite in our area.  Using lean beef, and adding fresh vegetables is a way to make it more savory and nutritious. See below for a recipe made for 6 servings.

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Blue & purple foods contain a pigment named Anthocyanins.  Depending on its pH, its color may appear red, blue, purple or black.  This pigment acts as antioxidant and may prevent chronic health conditions.  Let's practice finding some blue and purple food examples in this worksheet.

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Chlorophyll is a pigment found in green foods such as green leafy vegetables.  These are loaded with B vitamins as well as antioxidants.  Work on this following worksheet to practice identifying some Chlorophyll containing foods.

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Carotenoids are beneficial antioxidants that can protect you from disease and enhance your immune system.  These are found in orange colored foods.  Use the worksheet below to practice which foods contain Carotenoids.

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You may think foods that are white, or pale yellow may not offer much nutritional benefits.  However, foods that contain Anthoxanthins actually contain a good amount of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are very beneficial to your overall health.  Learn which foods contain Anthoxanthins.

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