March 1, 2017

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Teaches Kids the Art of Healthy, Fun Snack Making

Happy National Nutrition Month! At the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, we’re empowering kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. How are we doing this? By creating healthier schools and afterschool programs for more than 20 million kids and counting.

We were absolutely delighted when actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict visited an afterschool program in Los Angeles that participates in the Alliance’s Healthy Out-Of-School Time Initiative to talk with the kids about healthy eating.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Teaches Kids the Art of Healthy, Fun Snack Making

“It’s all about encouraging kids to make healthier choices, and if we can make it entertaining for them, I think that’s awesome!,” said Mowry-Hardrict. 

In addition to quizzing the kids about their favorite fruits and veggies, Tia also taught the kids how to make two easy-to-prepare, fun and healthy snacks. Kids loved making (and eating!) the “Ants on a Log” and “Apple Race Cars.” As Tia explained, when you engage kids in the cooking process, they’re more willing to try foods.

Engaging kids in healthy eating can have a lasting impact. When kids eat healthier, they have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class.

Thanks to Tia, kids in Los Angeles got a special, healthy treat and had a super fun visit! Want to get in on the fun? Check out the two recipes below, watch a video of Tia’s visit and find more ways to incorporate healthy eating and activity by visiting our Pinterest page.