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Jill Douglas

I’m here because of the kids

I’ve been almost two years managing the kitchen at Square One, an Early Childhood Center on King Street.  I’m here because of the kids. You have to be willing to try new things to get kids to eat healthy. They don’t want cucumbers and tomatoes in salad but will eat it if it’s served on the side. Or I put mac and cheese, a favorite on with something new. Children like cauliflower, broccoli. I love the fact they like that.

Nutrition of children makes a difference. There is nothing worse than feeling hungry. I cannot imagine a little tummy being empty. It’s important they have their well-balanced meal. Nothing like a hot bowl of cereal when you wake up. Stats say kids are overweight. We have a lot of kids whose parents are young and grew up on fast food.