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Power Food this week is Grapes! Grapes can be consumed raw, in the form of sweet and salty salads and juices. They can be cooked and used for the production of various desserts. Dried grapes (better known as raisins) are especially popular during winter, when...

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. Pears are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because a pear allergy is rare. For babies Pears are often recommended for weaning them towards solid foods  because...

Our power food of the week is pears! Health Benefits of Pears A naturally sweet and crunchy snack, pears can be sliced, cooked, and used to make all kinds of delicious, nutritious food. Pears contain non soluble polysaccharide (NSP), a natural source of fiber. Pears are...

This week we're learning about the health benefits of watermelon! Health Benefits of Watermelon Watermelon not only makes for a quenching, natural treat, but has many health benefits as well. Watermelon contains vitamins A, C, B1, B5, and B6. And because watermelon is 92% water and full of...

This week's power food is green pepper! Health Benefits of Green Peppers  Green bell peppers not only add flavor to your meal, but plenty of nutrition, too! A single cup serving of green peppers has 2.5 grams of fiber, almost 120 milligrams of vitamin C, and natural antioxidants. Both vitamin C...

Melanie Channick, Amazing Athletes Montgomery County, PA As a youth sports’ development program, Amazing Athletes focuses on teaching children the fun and importance of fitness. We believe that active, structured play is an integral part of children’s education. Research shows that fitness not only helps the body,...

Many people make a new year’s resolution to be healthier throughout the next year. But when healthy habits are instilled early, children learn to make fitness and nutrition part of their lifestyle rather than a goal that may come and go.   When children learn the foundations...