AUGUST 2018    

How Much Do Kids Need? 
As a rule of thumb, to get enough water, your child or teen should drink at least six to eight cups of water and eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
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How to Get Your Kids to Eat  
Dark Leafy Greens
Vegetables such as kale, chard, collard greens and spinach are bursting with nutrition. Try these tips for enhancing the flavor of different varieties to make them more enticing.

Summer Squash:  
Stuff It, Bake It, Grill It
Get creative cooking this vegetable and make it a fun activity to prepare with kids.  With many health benefits, 1 cup of summer squash is an excellent source of vitamin C and has potassium and fiber as well.


Kids will love this mix of Mediterranean flavors and the fun of pizza. And it will be ready in no time for an after-school snack, lunch or a light dinner.
Do your kids love tacos? Want them to eat more fish? Have a Mexican fiesta with these Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa and watch them ask for more, please!

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Sue Bourque

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