Am I the only one that can’t believe it is already October? This semester is going by so quickly but I am very excited for the fall season. I am loving the cooler weather, fall leaves, and yummy fall flavors. I have been eating lots of soup (my favorite right now is the Autumn Squash soup at Panera… SOOO good!) and pumpkin spice goodies. I love all of the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg that are in pumpkin spice. So far I have made pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin muffins. If you guys have any good pumpkin recipes please send them my way!
October is Farm to School month. Schools will buy locally grown foods and serve them at school. It is a great way to promote healthy eating and give more options to children. The Academy has a page on their website called “kids eat right” where they give healthy tips for kids, provide recipes, and neat articles to read. There are some great ideas for getting kids interested and involved in making healthy snacks and foods. Our children are going to grow up and be the next leaders of our country so we need to provide nutrition education to help them have a healthy and happy life! What are some ways that you guys can get involved with Farm to School? I am about to help out with a school garden next week. I think school gardens are a wonderful idea! It gives children an opportunity for hands on learning and kids are more likely to try foods that they have helped take care of and watched grow.
This is also the time of year for Dietetic Internship Open Houses. So exciting! Mark your calendars for November 8th, 2018. The University of Central Arkansas has their open house on November 8th from 9:00-11:00am and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science has theirs on November 8th from 1:30-3:30pm. You can find more information and how to RSVP on the school websites. I am looking forward to learning more about the programs and what I need to do to start applying for internships.
I hope to see you all there!