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The group then made and tasted cucumber dip!

The Little Books & Little Cooks program is a national award-winning program (from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) to address parenting and nutrition information.

The program teaches both parents and their young children (ages 3-5) important milestones of early learning and literacy, school readiness and good nutrition through a seven-week program.

Topics for seven weeks include: proper hand washing procedure, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA MyPlate (five food groups), benefits of cooking with children, multicultural foods, parents’ feeding style and hunger and fullness cues, picky eating behaviors, and importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

Email or call Joann Trujillo at 702-257-5531 for more information and to register.

Picture of parfaitGood taste and nutrition belong together — even for dessert.

Satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth with a good-for-you treat made with wholesome breakfast foods.

Try these excellent options:
Parfait: Layer berries and cut fruit with yogurt and whole-grain cereal. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
Dessert Waffle: Briefly heat peanut butter in the microwave and spread on a toasted whole grain waffle. Top with sliced strawberries or bananas.

Find more excellent options online.

Lunch BoxHope your first day back to school was smooth and stress free! Here are some tips for keeping packed lunches safe.  Clean Hands: Always make sure your hands are clean before preparing lunches. And, make sure your children understand that they need to wash their hands thoroughly before eating lunch or snacks. Visit/Like the Eat Healthy Be Active Facebook page to read more tips!

Photo of Banana & Peanut Butter on breadIt’s time to get back to school! Bananas are inexpensive, a good source of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C & easy to pack in school lunches! For more information on choosing healthy snacks and the banana…check out the Eat Healthy Be Active Facebook page.