From YWCA Child Nutrition Coordinator Alex Nielson:
Today in the Child Care Center 3-4 classroom the kids were introduced to spaghetti squash. They got to see what a whole squash looks like as well as what it’s insides look like. They made their own “spaghetti,” by scraping little pieces of cooked squash, and then tasted it. Introducing new fruits and vegetables before they are served means kids are more likely to try them and like them!
The YWCA uses the Rainbow in My Tummy program, which was developed by the Mountain Area Child and Family Center. Rainbow in My Tummy is a creative nutrition-enrichment program that provides early care and education centers the comprehensive, innovative, and accessible resources needed to inspire and support sweeping change in local food policy and food service.