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Nutritional News for October 2019

October 7…Birthday Dinner
October 14…Columbus Day
October 14-18…National School Lunch week “enjoy extra fruits & Veggies” Daily
October 25…Professional Development Day

Easy Pumpkin Bars (12 servings-190 calories per serving))

1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 large eggs
¾ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil
12 ounces pumpkin
3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degree; In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients, including spices and set aside.
In another bowl, beat together the eggs, sugars, oil and pumpkin. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix well (mix by hand). Pour into a greased pan and bake for 20-25 minute until done in the center. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

Tips for A Healthier Halloween:
Consider these wholesome ideas for packaged treats this Halloween. They are all much lower in fat and sugar than most traditional snacks; Dark chocolate squares, 100% fruit snacks, Mini fig bars, Mini rice cakes, Mixed nuts and seeds Bite-sized pretzels, Sesame honey bites, Dried fruit, Popcorn, Fruit and nut trail mix. The healthiest way to deal with all the Halloween candy is to manage how and when it gets enjoyed. To avoid arguments over the candy loot, set up rules with kids before they go trick-or-treating. Here are some tips to consider:
· Send kids out after a healthy dinner so they don’t come home starved.
· Store candy out of sight in a high cupboard that only adults can reach.
· After about a week or so, donate or discard the candy.

School year 2019-2020 Breakfast and Lunch Prices

PK-5 grade-$2.55
6-T3 grade-$2.75
Reduced Breakfast & Lunch PK-T3 Free
Free & Reduced Application CSDB accounting office

For more information about your child’s school lunch program, please visit the USDA at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/.

KIDS EAT FREE ALL SUMMER LONG-For more information visit! http://kidsfoodfinder.org

Ella Walker, Food Service Manager ewalker@csdb.org

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