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Raising Healthy Eaters and National Nutrition Month


National Nutrition Month-blogAs parents and teachers, we know that food and nutrition contribute to a child’s energy and ability to concentrate and learn. If you need fresh ideas for family lunches or dinners, or want to incorporate nutrition topics in your lesson plans, check out the Kids Eat Right site by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This site provides great information for parents and teachers on keeping kids healthy through the right food. Article topics include breakfast in schools, helping kids cope with food peer pressure, building a healthy sandwich, raising healthy eaters, and my favorite, “Quick and Healthy Meals Without Using the Stove.”

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has also designated March as National Nutrition Month®—an annual nutrition education campaign that focuses on developing sound eating and physical-activity habits.

In the spirit of National Nutrition Month and the theme “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” we wanted to share two favorite recipes by Evan-Moor’s co-founders.

This easy and healthy cauliflower dish makes a regular appearance on the dinner table of Evan-Moor co-founder and CEO, Bill Evans, and his wife, Marilyn:

Cauliflower Slaw Recipe
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown and the Food Network

Evan-Moor co-founder Jo Ellen Moore enjoys the simplicity and flavor of this salmon dish and says it’s easy for a mid-week meal:

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis and the Food Network



Image of Theresa WoolerTheresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.

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