Harvest of the Month
Initially created by one school district to target families for healthier eating habits by eating local foods, Harvest of the Month is now observed in many elementary schools in Fort Bend ISD. This program features a different vegetable or fruit each month, and schools support farm-to-school and farm-to-cafeteria-table by purchasing fresh produce from our local farms.
2023 MARCH - PARSLEY
Parsley is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of serious health conditions like diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. Parsley is also an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Click HERE for an easy recipe for a yummy parsley pasta dish.
2023 February - Kale
Kale, or leaf cabbage, belongs to a group of cabbage. It is a dark, leafy green you can eat raw or cooked. This superfood has been on dinner plates since Roman times. Kale plants have green or purple leaves, and the central leaves do not form a head.
Kale is a nutritious food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and beta-carotene. It also contains nutrients that can support eye health.
Want to try Kale chips? Click HERE for an easy recipe.
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