Where Do I Get It? Nutrition April 2021

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What are some of the highlights for the month of April?

Well, here are some things that you can do during the month of April. We know the Saturday, March 20, 2021 is the first day of Spring. Spring is in the air! We can plan outdoor activities and enjoy the fresh air by exercising outside, such as walking, jogging, biking, and hiking. The first Wednesday in April is considered National Walking Day, so Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is National Walking Day this year. Why not take advantage of that day by walking with a friend, co-worker, children, pets, or family member. National Walking Day was created by the American Heart Association to help focus on the health benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Recipe

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped, or one 10-ounce package of frozen strawberries
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained (save 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice)
  • 8 8-inch flower tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon mixed with ¾ cup sugar (add more cinnamon, if desired)
  • Chop all fruit. (Use food processor, if desired, but do not puree.
  • Combine fruit with pineapple juice in a medium bowl. Chill.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle tortillas with approximately 2 teaspoons water (or spray with water).
  • Sprinkle each tortilla with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Cut each tortilla into eight wedges and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.Store in airtight container.
  • Serve tortilla chips with salsa.
Nutrition analysis per serving:
  • 252 Calories
  • 4g total fat
  • 1 g total saturated fat
  • 0.5 g total trans fats
  • 1g total polyunsaturated fat
  • 52g total carbohydrates
  • 4g proteins
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 3g fiber
  • 294mg sodium
  • 13 percent calories from fat

Source: Montana Extension

WSJH under the direction of Principal Mr. Charles Hill and teachers, Mrs. Rochelle Darville, and Mr. Lorenzo Edwards.WSJH was awarded a Louisiana Healthy Community Coalition mini grant to start this healthy garden for the school and the community. Students will start planting fruits and vegetables so that they can harvest the produce before the end of school in May.Congratulations WSJH!!!!

If you are interested in scheduling a nutrition class for your organizations, please contact Cynthia Clifton, Nutrition Extension Agent, LSU AgCenter at 985-497-3261 or cclifton@agcenter.lsu.edu. Visit our parish Facebook page at http://facebook.com/lsuagcenterstjohnparish

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West St. John High School and Community Garden

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