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Nutrition Notes is one of several educational tools used by FORK to broaden the community's understanding around issues related to  nutrition, childhood food insecurity, and the availability of nutritional support at the local, state, and national levels. The specific goal of the Nutrition Notes program is to provide individuals with a weekly source of scientific and experience-based information on how to better serve the nutritional needs of their children.

Nutrition Notes are posted on FORK's Facebook page each Wednesday.

Members of FORK's Nutrition Advisory Team

Rick Miech
Education Coordinator
Feed Our Rural Kids, Inc.

Mary Stys
FoodWise Nutrition Educator, Oneida/Vilas Counties

Karly Harrison
FoodWise Coordinator, Florence/Forest/Oneida/Vilas Counties

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

October 27, 2021

Halloween is just a couple days away and pumpkins are available just about everywhere. There’s a lot of creative pumpkin carving every year, and many people enjoy desserts made from pumpkin, or by roasting the seeds. Here’s a way to make pumpkin part of your main meal!

https://oneida.extension.wisc.edu/…/Nutrition-Nibbles…

Latinx Culture : Celebrating with Salsas

October 20, 2021

We’ve likely seen and eaten a lot of tomatoes in the last few weeks as we’ve come to the end of the growing season. We recently wrapped up Latin Heritage Month. One of many ways tomatoes are used in Latinx cultures is in salsa, of which there are many varieties. Here’s a couple you can try out for yourself.

https://www.foodhero.org/sites/foodhero-prod/files/monthly-magazines/Latinx%20ENGLISH%20Monthly%2021%20%281%29.pdf

Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate

October 6, 2021

How to Make a Fruit Pizza

September 29, 2021

This week we’ve included a fun, quick video recipe and demonstration on how to make one of my favorite summertime desserts: fruit pizza.
You’ll see, from the video, that this is an easy recipe in which to involve kids. You can’t start kitchen skills too early!

No More Mealtime Madness

September 22, 2021

Cooking doesn’t have to be a drag, if you can find a way to get everyone involved. And learning some cooking skills leads to a healthy comfort-level in the kitchen. An added benefit: learning cooking skills early means they’ll never go hungry later!

https://cookingmatters.org/tips/no-more-mealtime-madness

Bone Broth Won’t Cure Everything, But the Benefits Are Plenty—Here’s How to Make It as Healthy as Possible

September 15, 2021

As the mornings become cooler and small pops of color are showing up, I can’t help but get excited for soup season! The store bought broth or stock is ok for soup making but homemade bone broth is not only tasty and healthy, it’s cheap and easy too!

https://www.realsimple.com/…/nutrition-…/bone-broth-benefits

Tomato Basics

September 8, 2021

If you’ve visited any of the local farmers markets you will have noticed that tomatoes are everywhere. This is one of my favorite fruits (yes, it is a fruit), and I enjoy them in all kinds of ways. Check out this link for some great information.

https://www.foodhero.org/…/m…/TomatoFHM%20English%202018.pdf

Feed in the Right Way for Your Child’s Stage of Develpment

September 1, 2021

With school back in session meal times become even more important to not only feed our family but to catch up on what happened during the day. If the evenings become too hectic with schedules pick a different meal (or snack) to sit down with your child.

Check out Ellyn Satters tips for making meal times go smoothly.

Nutrition Nibbles : Zucchini

August 25, 2021

You’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of zucchini available at this time of year. This prompted the spirits several years ago to create National Leave Some of Your Extra Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch day. I like it sliced, breaded and fried, in cakes and bars and cookies. But my favorite way to eat them is as a pancake. Give it a try.

https://oneida.extension.wisc.edu/…/Nutrition-Nibbles-Zucch…

Not So Fast Blaming Slow Metabolism for Midlife Weight Gain

August 18, 2021

This is a really interesting article that highlights findings from an ongoing study on metabolism. It debunks the theory of metabolism slowing in our 30s – 50s and find that metabolism remains consistent age 20-60.

https://www.webmd.com/…/dont-blame-metabolism-for-weight-ga…

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