Thursday, September 26, 2013

Publix Produce for Kids- help raise money for Nutrition Education simply by purchasing FRUIT!

Fall is here!! I don't know about you but I am super excited! Fall means crisper air, as well as pumpkin and cinnamon flavored foods. My favorite place to shop for these foods is Publix. Publix is offering a program now called Produce for Kids. This program is raises money for nutrition programs in classrooms through

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 Beginning September 27th through October 4th, 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 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 for even more Ideal Meals recipes, tips and solutions to help shoppers keep their families healthy for back-to-school and year-round.

Along with the notification of this program, I was sent a list of YUMMY looking fall recipes! My favorite recipe is the Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Here in Florida, Fall does not necessarily mean cool weather, so this recipe is perfect for us! The perfect way to taste fall without a warm drink to make our day even warmer! 

 Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Serves 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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

  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

So, help Publix help local schools teach nutrition and support the Produce for Kids! This helps your family get healthy by eating more fresh fruit, and also helps schools provide much needed nutritional education. This is a win win! 

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1 comment:

  1. What a great way to support a cause; every one wins here. Love the recipe. I just harvested sugar pie pumpkins; I'll have to get some of the other ingredients and will give it a spin on my old blender :)