Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

It’s not only the taste or appearance of vegetables that can leave a parent with the challenge of convincing children to eat them. Sometimes it’s the way veggies hit the palette. Words like “slimy” or “fuzzy” aren’t usually a good sign when kids use them to describe foods they’re sampling. But as every person’s taste […]

Rock your broc!

Rock your broc!

The right presentation can be key to getting more fruits and vegetables from plates into bellies. Whether incorporated as an ingredient in flavorful recipes or seasoned and served as a snack or side dish, broccoli can make for a versatile and tasty treat. Dice and toss raw broccoli in a salad. Pour lemon juice or […]

Tons of family-friendly things to do this month

Tons of family-friendly things to do this month

The winter chill doesn’t mean fun hits a standstill. Local events are available for parents and children who want to learn and enjoy adventures together throughout the year. Community venues offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities that free of admission or with minimal strain on the wallet. So bundle up and […]

Welcome to 810 Kids!

Welcome to 810 Kids!

Thanks for checking out 810 Kids! We’re here to help children and families in Flint and Genesee County eat healthy and move more. School is one important place where kids learn healthy habits, but there are lots of opportunities throughout our community for people to eat good food and get moving, and every few weeks […]

Shake off winter dull-drums with a dance party!

Shake off winter dull-drums with a dance party!

Rather than chilling in front of the TV, try introducing opportunities to get everyone up and off the couch. Kids need to be active at least 60 minutes daily, according to health and wellness experts at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. With so many of us spending more time inside, its important to find new ways to […]

Smart shopping, storage and prep

Smart shopping, storage and prep

By 810 Kids! Staff Like much of grocery shopping, choosing the best produce starts with developing an eye for detail. Broccoli is among the many vegetables that should be properly selected, properly handled and carefully prepared for the greatest nutritional benefit. Look for broccoli with a firm stem and tight, compact florets that are dark […]

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