Healthy After-School Snack Program was a Hit!

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Who does love enjoying a great homemade snack after school? Learning how to make delicious recipes that are quick, healthy, inexpensive and fun to prepare is a specialty of the very talented Michelle Mattia – Registered Dietitian of the Enfield  ShopRite that has partnered with the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department once again. Back by popular demand, we offered a very successful “Healthy After School Snack Making” program for children in Grades 1–5 in the McAlister School. During this informative and free workshop, children were encouraged to roll up their sleeves and make healthy snacks while learning and having fun. The session included tasty, no–cook recipes that the whole family can enjoy. Participants engaged in a healthy, hands-on nutrition discussion followed by the food preparation portion of the event. The children all loved making nutritious smoothies, guacamole and even mixed and measured the recipes, all while having a blast. Many thanks to Michelle Mattia and the ShopRite of Enfield for collaborating with the Suffield Parks & Rec Department to offer this important program for the community. Due to the popularity of these new programs, we have set up an additional summer class – “Sunsational Summer Snack Making!” on Thursday, June 27, from 12:15–1:15 p.m. at the Spaulding School. Children will learn hands-on how to make healthy and delicious summer snacks! The program will also be a part of the Kids Korner/Morning Munchkins camp this summer!

 Sign Up For Fun Summer Programs with the Parks and Recreation Department

Are you looking for great programs for your family to make the summer of 2019 the best ever? We have a variety of fun programs and camps for the whole family right here in Suffield with the Parks & Rec Department. With attentive and friendly staff, affordable prices and programs that will make you and your family smile, summer is sure to be memorable. For a full listing of all of our programs, please visit You can register and pay online! If you have any questions please contact 860-668-3862. Please do not delay and register today as spots are filling up quickly! 

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