MAY 2018    

Kids in the Garden:
Nutritious and Fun
Parents and caregivers know how challenging it can be to get kids to eat enough fruits and vegetables, and gardening may help. An expanding body of research shows that when kids help grow fruits and vegetables, they are more likely to eat more produce and try different kinds, too.
  Read More  

T he Season for Strawberries
Studies consistently show that kids are not getting the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. But, red, sweet, juicy strawberries are one fruit that you won't have any trouble getting your child to eat.

Veggies for Breakfast? Yes! 
Fruit fits easily into breakfast, but vegetables can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you wake up your kid's fruit and vegetable appetite.


Can't get enough of these tiny berries that are in season right now? Check out this resource for nutrition information, preparation, storage tips, and more!
Today's cooks have a renewed interest in kale - a hearty, healthful green - which may have been among the first cultivated brassicas (the cruciferous vegetables). As a great source of beta carotene, vitamins C and K, as well as vision-friendly lutein and zeaxanthin, raw kale makes a nourishing, colorful and intensely-flavored salad ingredient, too!

I hope you enjoy this issue. Keep your eye on your inbox for many more to come!



Sue Bourque

Nutrition Education Program
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Barnstable, Massachusetts 02632
(508) 375-6690