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Children can receive free produce and recipes in February

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable ProgramFamilies love the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program offered by Milwaukee Public Schools! The Department of Nutrition Services will continue the program in February with the theme Make Every Bite Count, which will help families learn how to prevent cancer, heart disease, and diabetes through diet.

Free weekly produce bags are available most Thursdays at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. All children age 18 and under can receive a bag. Pick up your bags and join the fun!

Weekly themes are designed to help families cook together, enjoy new foods, and learn more about nutrients that are essential for good health, growth, and learning. Each produce bag has been specially selected to provide healthy fresh fruits and vegetables along with nutrition facts and recipes. Cooking videos are available on the web page for the MPS Nutrition Services Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. 

Themes for February 2021

February 4: Make Every Bite Count for Cancer Prevention (Observation of World Cancer Day)

Recipe: Kale Quinoa Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Produce: Carrots, garlic, ginger, kale, lime, purple cabbage

Recipes and Nutrition Facts
Make Every Bite Count With the Dietary Guidelines
Watch the how to video at: https://youtu.be/DGLWkvGLvYE

February 11: Make Every Bite Count for Heart Health (A Celebration of American Heart Month)

Recipe: The Complete Nourishing Winter Power Bowl
Produce: Avocado, broccoli, lemon, rutabaga, sweet potato

Recipes and Nutrition Facts
Watch the how to video at: https://youtu.be/1NPxdZrOuOI

February 25: Make Every Bite Count for Diabetes Prevention (A Celebration of National Pancake Day)

Recipe: German Pancakes with Berry Compote
Produce: Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries

Recipes and Nutrition Facts
Watch the how to video at: https://youtu.be/BEie7xNMzSA

Contacts

Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

armsev@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-688-9664

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

douglas@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-940-2702

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  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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