FKCS Customized Beanie

Do you have a BLEND Fit Kid?

The 2014 Fit Kids Club Series has 13 more race events yet to complete this season.  That means there’s still time to register your child with BLEND and register to participate in any one (or many) of these awesome events.  Every child who fills out a Fit Kids Club Series registration form AND participates in 4 or more events will earn a customized beanie.

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Crave the Change

Crave the Change

Crave the Change (formerly known as Smoke Free Communities) works to reduce tobacco’s harm across Central Minnesota.  Crave the Change is a partnership of organizations who are concerned about the dangers of tobacco use and exposure and work together to help protect the health of our community.

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Schools just got smarter!

As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards went into effect on July 1, 2014 and will apply all around the school campus.  The new Smart Snacks in School rules set limits on calories, fats, sugar and sodium and encourage the consumption of dairy, whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables.

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Brooke's Graduation Party

Kelly’s Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Kelly planned a brunch menu for her daughter’s graduation party.  The menu included a huge assortment of breakfast breads like banana breads, almond-poppy seed muffins, pumpkin breads, chocolate chip muffins, lemon loaves, apple-walnut coffee cakes, whole-wheat blueberry muffins, and oat bran muffins. The Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins were the crowd favorite.

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Give Your Child a Nudge to Get Outside!

June is a great month to enjoy the outdoors and get in some healthy, active fun. But today’s children need a nudge to get outside.  It has been found that parents are the most effective when it comes to encouraging their children to get outside!

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