Presentation on theme: "1 It’s your choice Healthy foods for you & your kids Session 2: Fruits and Vegetables."— Presentation transcript:
1 It’s your choice Healthy foods for you & your kids Session 2: Fruits and Vegetables
2 Project Sponsors USDA project funded through the Food Stamp Program School District of Philadelphia Nutrition Center, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology at Drexel University.
3 What are your favorite vegetables Spinach & Collards
4 Vegetables Taste good Easy to cook Can keep you & your kids from getting sick Reduces birth defects when pregnant
5 Delicious vegetables Broccoli with cheese sauce Collards with smoked turkey Candied sweet potatoes Boiled cabbage Corn on the cob
6 Getting your kids to eat vegetables For finger foods – Cook baby carrots until soft Add onions & peppers to scrambled eggs Add frozen vegetables to soups
7 What’s best – fresh or frozen or canned vegetables? Fresh vegetables are best if they are in season (summer & fall) Frozen vegetables have good nutrition & easy to cook Canned vegetables are fine, but they are high in sodium (drain and rinse)