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2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

07/11/18

2018 BOKS Summer Fun Pack

Physical activity should never take a summer vacation. To help you get through the not so lazy days of summer, the BOKS team has created a “Summer Fun Pack”. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. The Summer Fun Pack includes some of our favorite BOKS [...]Read More

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

06/11/18

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

Educational professionals at every level face daily pressures to ensure they are creating safe and successful learning environments for their students. With an ever evolving and growing list of educational priorities, we understand that it can be challenging to get buy-in from school leaders when looking to implement a new program (no matter how beneficial [...]Read More

Summer Fun Pack

06/14/17

Summer Fun Pack

Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the summer? We have created a “Summer Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their summers. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. Just because the school year has ended doesn’t mean [...]Read More

Fruits & Veggies Month

06/14/17

Fruits & Veggies Month

Happy National Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month! It’s a great month to enjoy those REAL freshly harvested veggies and fruits which are super sweet and yummy. Don't be fooled though by fruit-flavored snacks, fruit leathers, or juices--REAL fresh fruit is the best choice. Speaking of fruits, remember to choose a variety of colorful ones. You [...]Read More

Mindful Eating

05/09/17

Mindful Eating

Happy May! The 5th of the month is Cinco de Mayo and Mexican food can be delicious & nutritious: protein in beans, veggies in fresh salsa, and healthy fats in guacamole. Technically the tomato in that salsa is a fruit and that’s OK! Speaking of fruits, thank mom this Mother’s day for the many, many [...]Read More

Colorful Spring Kale Salad

04/27/16

Colorful Spring Kale Salad

Munch your way into springtime with this delicious salad! Ingredients: 3 cups of ripped kale 2 cups of butternut squash 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried 1/2 cup salted pepitas 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. maple syrup [...]Read More

Yummy Bunny Carrots

03/29/16

Yummy Bunny Carrots

Munch your way into springtime with these delicious carrots! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of butter 1 bag baby of carrots 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons fresh dill 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves Instructions: First, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Next, add carrots, honey, dill, and thyme and gently toss to combine. [...]Read More

Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

01/19/16

Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Stay warm with these yummy veggies! Ingredients: 1 lb. baby brussels sprouts 2 tbsp. melted ghee 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1 - 2 tsp. sriracha 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions: Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and wash and trim the brussels sprouts. If you are using full sized sprouts, cut them [...]Read More

Roasted Sweet Potato, Parsnip, and Carrot Soup

12/23/15

Roasted Sweet Potato, Parsnip, and Carrot Soup

Stay warm this holiday season with this yummy soup! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes 5 large carrots 5 large parsnips 1/4 cup garlic infused olive oil 2 cups full fat coconut milk 6 cups vegetable broth 2 tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. minced ginger 1 tsp. curry powder 1/4 tsp. cayenne [...]Read More

Crowd Pleasing Caprese Skewers

11/20/15

Crowd Pleasing Caprese Skewers

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with this tasty and nutritious take on Caprese Salad Ingredients: 40 grape sized tomatoes 40 bite sized mozzarella balls 40 small basil leaves 1/8 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp black pepper Instructions: To make the dressing, in a small bowl combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. [...]Read More

Warm Quinoa, Kale, and Chickpea Salad

10/22/15

Warm Quinoa, Kale, and Chickpea Salad

Stay warm and toasty with this delicious, nutritious, and filling meal perfect for those crisp autumn nights.   Ingredients: 3 cups of kale chopped 3 cups of quinoa, cooked 1 15 oz. can of chick peas 1 15 oz. canof diced tomatoes 3 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. garlic infused olive oil 2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses [...]Read More

Did you know BOKS children average 17 more mins per day of MVPA than non-BOKS kids?!

11/10/14

Did you know BOKS children average 17 more mins per day of MVPA than non-BOKS kids?!

This is just one of the many great results we've found in our research with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST). We've also found that children engaged in before-school physical activity were more physically active, including on non-program days. AND kids in the before-school physical activity program got 12-15% of their daily recommended steps. BOKS [...]Read More

The Message is Clear…

11/04/14

The Message is Clear…

...and the proof is out there. Numerous studies, as you've seen on our social channels and elsewhere, are telling us that physical activity is good for the brain. Check out this great CLIP from Good Morning America. Just the simple act of moving: Increases blood flow to the brain Combats depression Makes brain signals more efficient Helps prevent cell [...]Read More

Labor Day Dinner

09/01/14

Labor Day Dinner

Try this great recipe with your family and friends this Labor Day! A grass-fed hamburger with turkey bacon, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and sautéed onions. Served on romaine lettuce bun with homegrown tomatoes and a dill pickle!! Mmmmmm!! From Jen Lawrence's awesome website: http://contemporarycavegirl.wordpress.com/home/Read More