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Publix & Produce for Kids

by Pennie on September 30, 2013

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Produce for Kids is teaming up with Publix stores for the second annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to raise money for local health and nutrition-based classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org. Beginning September 27th through October 30th, the joint campaign will help raise money for classroom projects that encourage healthy relationships with food.  The more produce Publix shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more hope they can give to local children. All participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers at Publix stores will make a consumption-based donation to DonorsChoose.org. Last year, the campaign raised more than $169,000 and supported 652 classroom projects throughout the country.

Shoppers should be on the lookout for Produce for Kids signage, featuring characters from the popular Sprout® television show, The Chica Show, in the produce section of local Publix stores. There, they will be directed to visit www.produceforkids.com for even more Ideal Meals recipes, tips and solutions to help shoppers keep their families healthy for back-to-school and year-round.

Below is one of the nutritious and delicious brand new fall inspired PFK recipes that will keep the whole family nutritiously fed from breakfast to dessert:

Fruity Pumpkin Smoothie

Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup canned pumpkin purée
2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup spinach, loosely packed
½ cup pomegranate juice
1 medium banana
1 medium mango, chopped
1 tsp. cinnamon
⅛ tsp. cloves
Directions:

  1. Place pumpkin, yogurt, spinach, juice, banana, mango, cinnamon and cloves into blender. Blend until smooth.

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

•       1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 Tbsp. nut butter

Recipe by Christine Pittman of Cook the Story

For additional yummy recipes check out the Meal Planning area of the Produce For Kids site!

I’ve supported DonorsChoose.org for at least 10 years, mostly for math and science projects, but I’m happy to support health and nutrition-based classroom projects as well!  This is such a great collaboration between Publix, Produce for Kids and DonorsChoose.Org.  It’s great when organizations benefit kids!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 REbecca Marion September 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Pumpkin-riffic! I am crazy about all things gourd related this time of year!

2 Pam Nuzum September 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

This sounds great…not real sure about the spinach though.

3 Pennie September 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Actually, I’ve made some of these green smoothies and the fruits always overwhelm the taste of the veggies!

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