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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #002 -- Building Strong Bones with Dairy Foods
November 01, 2005

Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Fun!

Every member of your family – from babies to parents – need calcium-rich nutrition to stand tall.

When kids see adults drinking milk and being active, they’ll want to do the same healthy things.

This week we discuss how to make healthy bones an everyday habit for your family.

Try the easy recipe below:


Harvest Tomato Chili

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Two 15.5 oz cans black beans, drained

2 cups shredded cooked chicken (optional)

8 oz can tomato sauce

14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes or 3 cups local or organic garden tomatoes, peeled and diced

1/2 TBS chili powder

1/4 cup chopped onions

1 cup frozen corn

1. In a heavy pot combine all the ingredients and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

2. Serve warm; garnish with optional sour cream, sliced avocado, or shredded cheddar cheese.

Serve with rice or cornbread.


3 steps for success

Get energized with dairy snack treats!

1. Quick and easy, dairy foods are a delightful way to satisfy your snack cravings and energize your day.

2. A string cheese or portable yogurt can even be eaten on-the-go.

3. If anyone in your family is lactose intolerant, small servings of yogurt with active cultures and hard cheese slices make yummy snacks.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

 WE will drink 8-ozs. of low-fat milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 WE will enjoy 8-ozs. of low-fat yogurt as a daily snack.

 WE will add a slice of cheese to our favorite sandwiches.

Celebrating Healthy Families 2005


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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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