Recipe courtesy of the White House Kitchen
Part jam, part apple sauce, this smashed apples recipe is a no-sugar-added way to sweeten your favorite foods. It keeps for two weeks, so mix a large batch, and use it generously.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 45 minutes
4 lbs. of apples
½ cup water
Posted by Patricia Dombroski, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Region Administrator on November 9, 2011
U.S. Representative Rush Holt (left) and USDA Food and Nutrition Service Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Pat Dombroski mingle with proud children showing off their school garden before tasting an eatable flower grown just a few feet away.
Posted by Laurie Konsella, Deputy Regional Health Administrator for Region VIII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on November 8, 2011
Approximately 7,500 people turned out for Denver's Viva Streets event in August
More than 45 children from four West Virginia schools enjoyed a day of fishing at the USGS Leetown Science Center.
Posted by Michael T. Jarvis, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service & Alan Shannon, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region on November 8, 2011
Students enjoyed the new Windy City Chicken lunch, made possible by a unique collaboration USDA agencies, a Rachael Ray, and the Chicago schools system.
Posted by Jennifer Seymour, CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity on November 8, 2011
Check out the San Antonio School Salad Bars video.
“Mom, our school has a salad bar this year! And no offense Mom, but it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had,” said George Velasquez, a 12-year-old San Antonio middle school student.
Looking for some proof that making small changes in your diet and exercise routine can have big results on your waistline? The Today show interviewed three White House staffers who have whittled their middles by making smart choices about what they drink, and what they snack on during the day. Each of them says they were inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.
Posted by Meghan Johnson, Public Health Communications Intern, National Park Service on November 4, 2011
For the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), helping communities lead active, outdoor lifestyles, is a top priority. This summer, RTCA employees challenged themselves to complete 30 minutes or more of physical activity each day as part of a national PALA competition.
Posted by Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities on November 3, 2011
Posted by Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education on November 3, 2011
In September, I opened the pilot year of the Green Ribbon Schools award to recognize the highest performing green and healthy schools in the nation. High standards of nutrition, fitness, and outdoor time for both students and staff are among the qualifying criteria for the award.