A New Year, A New Way To Feed Your Family

Looking for kid-friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy? Eager for tips to make meal-time more pleasant? Or ways to encourage your children to eat more healthy food?

In each issue of Ma Hadash, you will find quick and easy healthy recipes as well as tips and advice to help you teach your children healthy eating habits.  If you have questions or a topic you’d like us to cover, please email caron@firstbites.org.

To kick off the new school year, we are sharing an idea for breakfast: build-your-own-breakfast smoothie! Many of you may already make smoothies in the morning; the idea here is to get the kids involved and let them decide what fruit (and veggies) they want in the smoothie. Research shows that the more involved children are in what they eat, the more likely they are to eat it. This recipe is quick and easy for crazy mornings, breaks you out of the cereal rut, and ensures that your family starts the day off with a healthy serving (or two!) of fruit and vegetables. Just don’t be surprised if they ask for a watermelon spinach banana cocoa powder smoothie!

First Bites is a non-profit organization that runs programs in preschools and early childcare centers to get kids excited about eating fruits and vegetables. To learn more about the program and for more ideas on what and how to feed children, visit firstbites.org,

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