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
Feed Our Rural Kids, Inc.
FoodWise Nutrition Educator, Oneida/Vilas Counties
FoodWise Coordinator, Florence/Forest/Oneida/Vilas Counties
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.