TEENS Healthy Snack Update

March 13, 2012 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

March is National Nutrition Month!  Coincidentally, our Teens Engaged in Eating Nutritious Snacks team shared some great news this week about their project.  The PCRI youth involved in the project (pictured with Governor Kitzhaber showing off the award check they received to help develop the snack) are planning to meet in the coming week with Kamelah Adams, a local chef who is developing a new business.  Ms. Adams and the TEENS team will taste test a sample batch of healthy snacks that Ms. Adams has recently created.

Ms. Adams, who is also a PCRI resident, developed the sample recipe based on the TEENS team’s conclusions about which foods and flavors that would be healthy and would most appeal to youth looking for a snack.

About National Nutrition Month

On March 8, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Nutrition Month with “What’s on My Plate?” day to raise public awareness of the importance of choosing nutritious foods. Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, will be the featured speaker at a “Get Your Plate in Shape” event on March 14 hosted by the DC Metro Area Dietetic Association. For more information on National Nutrition Month news and events, visit the USDA blog.

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