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Monthly Features
Our monthly features are designed to offer tips and recipes you can easily use in your center.

November Feature - Sweet Potato Goodness
Did you know that North Carolina is the leading sweet potato production state?

October Feature - Whole Grains and Pumpkins
Check out what pumpkins have to offer and a great multi-grain pumpkin muffin recipe.

September Feature - End of the Summer Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
September is a great time to look for ‘end of the season’  fruit and vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes.

August Feature - Alternate Proteins
Learn how to combine alternative protein sources with other food products to make a complete protein.

July Feature - Healthy Beverages
Water is the first choice for children when they are thirsty. However, there are other healthy beverages that can provide children with essential nutrients, especially fruit smoothies!

June Feature - Processed Foods vs. Home-Made Alternatives
Processed foods include those that are pre-packaged or already prepared foods.  Homemade alternatives of these foods can cut calories, fat, and sodium by 50%!

May Feature - Broccoli, Asparagus and Other Cruciferous Vegetables 
May is a great time to add in-season asparagus and broccoli to your menus. Cruciferous vegetables, like asparagus and broccoli are packed full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

April Feature - Health Benefits of Strawberries and Other Red Foods
It's a great time to add strawberries to your menu. Feature highlights delicious recipes as well as the health benefits of this yummy fruit.

March Feature - Benefits of Family Style Dining
Feature highlights the benefits of serving food family style.

February Feature - Cooking for Heart Health
Fried foods are high in saturated fat which can clog arteries and can lead to heart disease. Feature discusses alternate ways to prepare potatoes, meats and fish that are offered.

January Feature - Health Benefits of Milk
Milk is a nutritious beverage to serve to children in your center. This feature discusses ways to incorporate milk into popular dishes.

December Feature - Pomegranates
This interesting fruit is full of potassium and vitamins C and B6 and can help boost your immune system. Feature offers suggestions on how to use them at your center.



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