Did you know September is National Family Meals Month? The Food Marketing Institute Foundation initiative promotes the benefits of having meals together as a family.
As part of the effort, Meijer and the nonprofit Produce for Kids organization aim to educate families about the benefits of healthy eating while raising money for nutrition education. Through Oct. 1, shoppers can find meal tips and recipes, and purchases of certain produce brands will help fund performances of Jump with Jill, a musical program that teaches kids about health and nutrition. Since 2014, 75 shows have been funded in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.
The recipes, which also are available online, cater to various tastes and include snacks, entrees and desserts. Offerings include seven-layer taco dip, baked avocado fries, Asian noodle soup and chicken veggie wraps. Check them out here: produceforkids.com/node/2519/recipes.