On February 12th Madelia ECFE hosted a Family Fun Night. Families who participate in Madelia ECFE were invited to attend the Family Fun Event. This night was filled with activities from the LANA (Learning about Nutrition through Activities) and IMIL (I am Moving I am Learning) programs. Families who participate in Madelia ECFE were invited to attend the Family Fun Event. SHIP hosted two trainings last summer on these curriculums to help improve nutrition and increase physical activity among childcare settings. Madelia ECFE showed how affective these trainings were and how implementation of these curriculums has been sustainable. Traci Henry of Madelia ECFE set up stations for Parents and their children to taste test recipes from LANA. They had a bagel station with veggies and fruit but the biggest hit was the sweet potato smoothie! Once taste testing was completed the IMIL activities began! Parents and Children were dancing and moving all around. We had one facilitator comment “I don't know who enjoyed it more....the kids or the adults."
Here is the Sweet Potato Smoothie Recipe!
(Tastes like Pumpkin Pie!)
2 tbsp. OJ
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup mashed canned sweet potatoes
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Mix in blender, makes 4-1/2 c. servings.