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Ravalli Head Start is participating in Montana Harvest of the Month!!
Each month, our preschool along with other participating centers, K-12 schools, and healthcare facilitates throughout Montana will showcase one locally or Montana grown or raised food by
a) serving it in a meal or snack,
b) offering taste tests to children, and
c) doing educational activities.
The two primary goals for this program are to expose students to new, healthy foods and to support Montana’s farmers and ranchers.
March Food of the Month
February’s #MTHarvestoftheMonth is Grains.
Many grains and cereal crops are grown in Montana’s fields such as wheat, barley, corn, etc. All these grains are very important for our economy. In 2013, wheat production was valued over $1.3 billion, which includes 203,070,000 bushels, making Montana the 3rd top producer of wheat in the country!
The process of refining grains to make flour and other products removes the fiber and some of the nutrients, such as B vitamins, from the grain. These nutrients, especially fiber, are vital for a healthy digestive system. Therefore, select at least half of your grains from whole grain sources. Whole grain sources include whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole corn, and hulled barley. See how many different types of grains you can try this month! From purple barley to Kamut wheat to red corn, there are many interesting options to keep your grains varied.
View our menu below to see how we are incorporating this month's Harvest of the Month food!
Check out MontanaFarmtoSchool for more fun facts.
North Valley Menu
Milk is served with breakfast and lunch daily
(whole milk for 1-2 year olds, 1% milk for 2-3 year olds, skim milk for 3-5 year olds)
WG= Whole-grain or whole-grain rich
Water is served on demand throughout the day
Menu is subject to change without notice.
Ravalli Head Start, Inc. and USDA are an equal opportunity provider and employer.