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PowerUp September Newsletter

Ways to PowerUp in September

Luce Line Lace-up
PowerUp Action Team meeting
Power of produce
Hutchinson Community Running Group
Free Paddle Sports rental

 

September is better breakfast month!

cereal with fruit and milk

Most people have been told how important breakfast is their whole lives, but do you know why breakfast is so important?

  • It kick-starts your metabolism for the day.
  • You are less likely to overeat throughout the day.
  • Skipping breakfast can lead to difficulty concentrating at work/school.
  • You will have more energy throughout the day.
  • Breakfast is delicious!

Exciting News!

A new Fixit station will be installed at the Hutchinson Rec Center in September! This is Hutchinson second station, joining the one located on the Luce Line Trail near Policeman’s Park.

What is a Fix-it station?

Time to head back to the classroom!stack of books with apple on top

Many schools have a designated snack time, and while breakfast and lunch may be provided by the school, kids often have to bring their snack from home. It is important to provide your child with nutritious options rather than empty calories that may cause a crash in energy. Growing children should eat every 3-4 hours to meet their needs and sustain their energy. Send snacks that satisfy your child’s hunger between meals, help them concentrate, and build healthy habits!

Snack ideas your kids will love!

Nut-free trail mix (see recipe)

Apple & string cheese

Carrots & hummus

Yogurt with fruit

Pretzels & guacamole

Hard-boiled egg & grapes

Whole grain crackers & cheese

Fruit salsa with pita chips

Celery with Sunbutter

Recipes:

Berry Breakfast Quinoa

Fruit Salsa

Nut-Free Trail Mix

 

 

Resources:

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/10/why-eating-the-right-breakfast-is-so-important/index.htm

https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/when-should-my-kids-snack

https://www.dero.com/product/fixit/

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