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MASA Leader - Fall 2016

Did you know? • Smoothies prepared in-house can count towards the following School Meal components? • Fruit, Vegetable, Meat/Meat Alternate and Milk • Grains and meat/meat alternates other than yogurt can NOT be counted • Commercially prepared smoothies can only be credited towards fruit and vegetable juice servings • Smoothies can be a hands-on nutrition education teaching tool in the classroom • Smoothies can be part of a healthy school celebration or reward program • Talk to your Food Service Director to start a smoothie program at your school • Smoothies can be served every day “Meal Deal” Smoothie Yields 1 20 oz. serving • 8 fl oz Milk (credit as 1 milk serving) unflavored fat free or low fat white or flavored fat-free • 4 oz Low-fat yogurt (credit as 1 oz meat alternative) • 1 cup total fruit (credit as juice) banana, berries, cherries, kiwi, mango, melon, papaya, peaches, pineapple • Extras (choose 1 or 2) nuts, carrot, avocado, peanut or almond butter, honey, fresh mint, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate syrup, oats or oatmeal, ground flax seeds, spinach, nutmeg, cocoa powder Add items to blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour into cups and serve or hold at 41°F or below. www.MilkMeansMore.org


MASA Leader - Fall 2016
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