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Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves

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Include Healthy Foods in Your Backpack Program

Sally Dover and Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educators — Health and Nutrition

Revised December 2014 by Kelly Kunkel, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition.

If your food shelf supports a backpack program for children, you likely face the challenge of choosing healthy foods that may be packed in advance and are also low-cost, kid-friendly, and shelf-stable. Here are some ways to meet all those criteria.

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