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Apples and Oranges and Grapes, OH MY!


Let’s celebrate Snack Food Month! Now that you’ve settled into the New Year, don’t forget to make healthy eating part of your daily snacking. While Snack Food month originated to increase sales of potato chips, crackers, and other less healthy foods during the month of February – a typically slow month for snacking – remember to choose wisely when looking for something tasty to eat. There are lots of great snack choices that are yummy as well as good for you. Don’t be shy about trying new foods. Try following the food pyramid designed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to ensure you are getting the best food for your body. 
Healthy Snack Ideas...

Frozen grapes
Fruit kabobs made with fruit and cheese cubes on a toothpick
Cereal, nuts, and dried fruit mixed together and portioned into snack bags
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches


Did you know?

Super Bowl Sunday, the primetime day of snacking kicks off this snacking month!

York County, in central Pennsylvania, home of snack food factories Snyder’s of Hanover and Ultz Snacks regularly celebrates its title “Snack Food Capital of the World"

The National Snack Food Association holds a yearly competition in which its members vie for a cash prize for the best snack food display

You can send a friend a greeting to celebrate snack foods. The website offers free e-cards for National Snack Food Month


Tasty Reads

Lunch Box Food
Dalgleish, Sharon
Snack Food
Dalgleish, Sharon
Dalgleish, Sharon
Powell, Jillian
Provides information about various kinds of fruits, including how to grow them, history and legends about fruit, and recipes from around the world.
Kids Cooking
Katzman, Susan Manlin
Presents thirty-eight recipes, accompanied by photographs, cooking lessons, a glossary, and an equipment guide.
The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Children's Cookbook
Zanzarella, Marianne
Presents more than fifty color-illustrated recipes for dishes that children can make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, each with preparation times, skill levels, and safety symbols indicating whether adult supervision is necessary; also includes a cooking basics section and glossaries of cooking terms, techniques, and equipment.
Activity TV
Before you get started, here are some quick kids' cooking classes and healthy snack recipes to teach you to use basic cooking equipment and recipes.


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