Power of Produce

Hutchinson PoP LogoHeart of Hutch is partnering with the Hutchinson Farmers Market, Hutchinson Downtown Association, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Communities, Hutchinson Health, and University of MN Extension to bring kids the Power of Produce (PoP).

Free for kids ages 3-12, kids can register to join the PoP Club.  Once registered (parent/guardian is needed for registration), participating kids will get two FREE $1 tokens to buy their own fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. 

This program will run from June 11 – September 24

Market hours are 2:30pm-5:30pm Wednesdays and 8am-12pm on Saturdays

 

Contact Jeff Page by email at jpage@ci.hutchinson.mn.us, phone at (320) 234-5652  or   info@heartofhutch.com for more information.

We are currently looking for sponsors to make this first year of Power of Produce a success!

 

 

 

Microwave Popcorn

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Beet, Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad

 

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Best Baked Potatoes

 

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1-Dish Rosemary Chicken & White Beans

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Chopped Spring Salad

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Winter Vegetable Soup

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Apple Chicken Stir Fry

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Heart Health

If you’re looking for new ways to incorporate heart healthy foods into your day, some of the best choices for your heart include foods high in fiber such as whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, walnuts, and flaxseed also provide excellent heart health benefits.

Try these tips to promote a healthy heart:

  • Eat fruits and veggies! The goal is to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, which means fruits and vegetables should be included at every meal!
  • Eat plant proteins! Include plant sources of protein such as lentils, soybeans, pinto beans, and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and pecans.
  • Eat oatmeal! Oatmeal is a whole grain. Not only have it for breakfast with fruit and nuts, but also include it in recipes such as muffins or as a binder in meatloaf.
  • Eat flax! Flaxseed is a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Add ground flaxseed to your morning oatmeal, favorite smoothie, muffins or yogurt. You can also mix it in your favorite dishes such as meatballs, meatloaf, or casseroles.
  • Eat healthy oils! Include healthy oils such as olive, canola, flaxseed or walnut oils during cooking and when making salad dressings.
  • Eat fish! Include salmon, tuna, lake trout, sardines and mackerel. Aim to include fish twice per week.

Other tips heart healthy tips from the American Heart Association:

  • Be active. Start with just 10 minutes and increase over time. Adults should aim for 30 minutes or more physical activity per day and children should aim for 60 minutes or more.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Even a 5-10 percent drop in weight is beneficial.
  • Manage stress.
  • Quit smoking.

 

Sources: eatright.org and heart.org

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