I recently received my copy of Super Snacks for Super Kids written and photograph by Dr. Sarah Fox and Julie Stephenson. To combat kid crankiness, I like to offer healthful snacks (with their parents’ permission of course) before or after their music lessons. The book is a wonderful guide for easy to prepare and easy to modify snacks. So far, I’ve made the Pumpkin Muffins on page 46 and a version of the Carrot Lemonade on page 55. Isn’t it just gorgeous? The beautiful carrots were purchased from Shooting Star Farm on the last day of the Mineral Point Market.
All the proceeds (over $33,000) from the book sales will go to the Mineral Point School District Wellness Committee and will fund projects such as a school garden, farm to school connections, and cooking classes. Check out the current school menus to see the changes already happening because of the many wonderful individuals who have pushed for healthier eating in the schools. You can contribute by puchasing your own copy from the website or from participating stores in the area. Another way is to attend one of the many upcoming book signing events. The release party will be this Friday at Shake Rag Alley from 4-6PM. See you there! 🙂
Contributed by Leslie Damaso