A Message from Pomptonian
February is National Heart Month. A heart-healthy diet includes eating lots of fruits and veggies. This month, students will enjoy Pink Lady Apples from Yonder Fruit Farm and Parsnips from Dagele Brothers Farm as part of Pomptonian's Local Farm-to-Tray program. Students will enjoy the parsnips and Pink Lady apples during lunch on Thursday, February 13th.
Pink Lady apples, a tasty treat, have an incredibly long growing season, they hang on the tree for 200 days. Like most apples, they contain no fat or sodium and are good source of Vitamin C. Almost half of the vitamin C is found directly under the skin...so keep the skin on. Parsnips should receive the attention of a superfood. Why? They contain, 11% of the recommended dietary allowance for Vitamin C in just a half cup, along with containing fiber, Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and phosphorus.