Mango, Watermelon, Strawberries and Bananas!
One of the joys of summer is being able to eat delicious seasonal fruit! With the onset of summer, the children in our Believe in Me orphanage schools are enjoying the abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables as part of their schoool “snack” thanks to our School Nutrition program.
We wonder if Lara is going to eat this whole tray of watermelon herself?
Fruits and vegetables benefit kids in many ways, including improved nutrition, decreased obesity risk, and better school performance. Children’s growing bodies require good nutrition, and fruits and vegetables contain a multitude of vitamins, minerals and other healthy compounds. Karli and Sarah look excited to choose strawberries and melon.
Citrus fruits like mangos and strawberries are rich in immune system-boosting vitamin C. This plate of mango should give Lara her daily dose of Vitamin C!
Fruits and vegetables are high in filling fiber but low in fat and calories. Encouraging kids to eat fruits and vegetables instead of sugary snacks and fat-laden fast food can help children avoid obesity.
Bananas might just be Barry’s favorite fruit snack!
Eating fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors will provide a wide range of nutrients that help keep kids healthy. Please consider partnering with us for as little as $20 per month as we work to provide healthy fruits and veggies to the children in our orphanage schools!