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Crunchy Cereal Parfait


Kids can concoct these nutritious parfaits:

  • Provide each child with a clear plastic cup.
  • Provide large spoons and bowls of vanilla yogurt, your favorite crunchy cereal, and sliced strawberries or blueberries.
  • Invite children to layer the ingredients into their cups to create a pretty parfait.

Notes about working with food

  • Encourage children to do as much of the work as possible. Remember, it builds self-esteem and teaches cooking skills.
  • Be sure children wash their hands before handling food.
  • Be certain that you are aware of any allergies to foods that students might have.


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