Schools Out for Summer!

June 18, 2020

The end of this year’s school year has been like no other. It’s (finally) time to plan for summer. if your school has been providing meals they will continue to do so throughout the summer. To find out more, go to your local public-school web site to find where and when to pick up meals. Schools and food service directors have been working non-stop to provide healthy and delicious meals for their students. If you have one child who attends the participating school every child under the age of 18 qualifies for meals. To find out where or if your area is participating check out this website:

https://usda-fns.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=789a7a56a07f4e3dab873fd8c2918f9a

Now that summer is here let’s go to the library. Currently, libraries are open for curbside pickup; however, they have lots of ‘resources’ (games) on their websites and many have virtual activities too! Find out more about libraries in Massachusetts here:

https://guides.masslibsystem.org/COVID19

What else happens when the school year ends? Strawberries are ready! Want to go pick some? There are plenty of places to pick your own strawberries. Find out more here:

https://www.mass.gov/guides/pick-your-own-farms

What are you going to do with all those strawberries? Try one of the recipes below. What a delicious way to welcome summer!

Start your day deliciously with Whole Grain Strawberry Pancakes:

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/recipes/myplate-cnpp/whole-grain-strawberry-pancakes

And how about an amazing and refreshing salad:

https://extension.umass.edu/nutrition/recipes/spinach-and-strawberry-salad

Or, for a light dessert:

https://www.chopchopfamily.org/recipe/sweet-galette/

Let’s not forget about getting outside and moving our bodies. It’s always a good time to visit one of Massachusetts beautiful parks:

https://www.mass.gov/visit-massachusetts-state-parks

Thanks for checking in. We’ll be back. Keep visiting, we like the company!