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Eat well, Do well

With most children in the country returning to school in August, families need to prepare for the changes ahead now that summer is almost over.

Research shows that children that "eat well, do well". The nutritional benefits of consuming seafood rich in omega 3's like farmed salmon, continue to demonstrate the potential for improved behavior, cognitive development as well as learning for school aged children. Studies continue to support a diet rich in salmon as a key element for the entire family.

Our August recipe is simple and kid friendly! Make it fun and have the children help put on the pizza toppings.

Kid Approved Mexican Salmon Pizza

Farmed Salmon Pizza with a Mexican flair! Perfect for lunch or snack time.

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 small purchased baked pizza crusts (about 7 inches in diameter)
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa or picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed tostadas
  • 1/2 cup cooked, flaked salmon
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican seasoned cheese** or Monterey Jack cheese
  • ** A packaged combination of Cheddar, Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses with Mexican seasoning

Directions:

Heat oven to 450°F.
Spray top surface of each pizza crust with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet.
Spread half of salsa on each crust. Top each crust with crushed tostadas, salmon, onions and cheese.
Bake until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.

Yield: 2



Feeding Your Learner: Back to School Nutrition

At SalmonFacts.org we know a thing or two about farmed salmon

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school preparations begin. There are school clothes to buy, backpacks to fill and, of course, there's finding just the right lunchbox. Making sure your child has what he needs for the school year is more than just having the right lunchbox, though, it's having the right lunch to go in it, too.

Nutritional needs vary, not only from child to child, but also from season to season. Nutritionist Shereen Jegtvig points out that children’s activity levels may change from the summertime, depending on what their school day looks like. "This is very possible since physical education classes are being cut and some schools may not have many extra-curricular or after school activities," she comments. In this regard, age can make a difference. Elementary school children often have recess time to get some exercise. This isn't always the case with older students, for whom back-to-school time can mean trading in summertime skating, biking and hiking for a more sedentary daily routine. So swap the summer sweets with long-burning energy that's good for the brain, such as Omega-3-packed nuts and fish. Read the rest of the article here