The Importance of Nutrition in Early Childhood Development
From: Novak Djokovic Foundation Why is food and nutrition so important for children? Ever wonder why some children eat everything and others turn away from some foods? Children can be picky eaters. For many parents, picturing a toddler stubbornly throwing a piece of broccoli to the floor in disgust is easy – after all, it’s an all too familiar scene. However tiring it might be, it’s important that you find ways to convince your child to eat that piece of broccoli, as studies
A New School Year Brings New & Exciting Changes to Elk River Backpack Blessings
With the new school year comes change. We have changed a few operational items. Nothing major. And we are still feeding children in need necessary meals. To keep up with our growing demand, Backpack Blessings needs to grow. Growth requires more volunteers. Hence, to become more centrally located, we are moving to Elkview at the All Seasons Storage and U-Haul facility on Route 119. The address is 5148 Elk River Road is the address of All Seasons U-Haul and Storage. This site i
3 Superstar Tips for Starting the School Year Off Right
From: Scholastic By: Amy Mascott School starts in Kanawha County on Monday, August 20, 2018. Another summer in our rear-view mirror. Where did that go so quickly. As we prepare, here are 3 good tips from Scholastic for your 6-10 year olds. Life moves quickly during the school year. It's busy. It doesn't slow down, and there's no rest for the weary. So before we start this wild ride, it's worth mentioning that as families, we really should set the stage for school year succ
What is MyPlate?
From: Choose My Plate The following is some nutritional insight from Choose My Plate. MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means: Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition. Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars. Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles. Support