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By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian The majority of Americans will not only stuff their turkey this November, but will also overstuff themselves at Thanksgiving dinner! Here are a few tips to lighten your holiday meal, plus a Grow Fit recipe that will really shine on your holiday dinner table: Mashed Potatoes: It’s no secret that […]
As the days get shorter and the trees change colors in many parts of the country, our seasonal produce starts to reflect deeper colors of burgundy, green and gold. Bring that beauty inside to your kitchen table by incorporating all these colors of fall. Not only will your table look beautiful at dinnertime, but your […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian When you think of Halloween, the next word that comes to mind usually isn’t “healthy,” but it wasn’t always that way. Historically, Halloween involved bonfires and costumes to ward off evil spirits in Ireland. When first celebrated in the United States, it involved stories, song and dances about the harvest […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Last week, I discussed how we create our menus at our schools and today, I’m going to show you how to develop well-balanced and delicious meals at home! Here are some simple tips to help you get started: Checkout the MyPlate menu planner to help you along the way! Many […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian The planning that our team does for your child’s menu at school has requirements that are laid out by the USDA and state licensing agencies. By following the USDA guidelines, we are ensuring your child has foods that provide a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber, while […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Sometimes after a long day at work getting your family to sit down at the dinner table seems like a chore in itself. So packing it up and taking it outside whether to your backyard, a local park or the beach can makes it fun for you & your kiddos! […]
By Nicole Spain Snacking is important for kids because their bellies fill up fast and they burn energy quickly. Between meals, snacks give kids the extra boost of energy they need to keep learning, playing, climbing, jumping and just being a kid. To select healthy snacks at the grocery store; follow this easy finger counting […]
You just need four simple ingredients to make this sweet and tangy Alaskan Pollock!
Warm spices bring a depth of delicious flavor to this healthy Grow Fit family dinner!
Fill in the bracket and play to find out which fruit or veggie will be #1 for your family! (click image below for full instructions + printable bracket)
The Partnership for a Healthier America is honoring Learning Care Group, La Petite Academy’s parent company, with the 2017 PHA Partner of the Year Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. In 2014, Learning Care Group, a leading early education and childcare provider, reaffirmed its […]