Fit Together 5210 Mini Grants Highlight: CAFÉ YUM Healthy Snacking Made Easy
Does it seem like it's always snack time? Many children graze throughout the day enjoying a never-ending snack time.
Snacks are good for kids because they help them stay focused at school and on homework, give them needed nutrients and keep hunger at bay. To lots of kids and teens, a snack is a bag of chips, some cookies or some other low-nutrient food.
Fit Together awarded the Torrington Public Schools a mini grant to offer healthy snacks to the students
The Café Yum tastings gave students the opportunity to try healthy and delicious snack alternatives that they can make on their own. These included granola bites, fun stuffed celery, popcorn mix ins, and new ways to dip your fruits and veggies. So far Charlene Dutka of Ciesco Catering Company has traveled to four out of the six schools and plans to finish Café Yum tour in early March.
No Bake Granola Bites
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup of Sunflower Butter or the nutty butter of your choice
1/3 Cup of Honey, agave, maple syrup or brown rice syrup
Select two ingredients and add a 1/2 cup portion of each item:Nuts –Pistachio, hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, etc.Seeds – Pumpkin, sunflower, flax, millet or sesame seedsCoconut – Unsweetened, shredded, flakes or chips
Dried Fruit –no bigger than the size of raisins or dried cranberry, larger pieces of dried fruit should be chopped.
Mix all together and form into tablespoon sized balls. Refrigerate or freeze. ENJOY!
Have mini grant ideas?- Spring Mini Grant deadline May 15, 2019