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Our Core Nutritional Lessons

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables When making your plate for a meal, follow the “plate method”. Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies and fill the other half with protein and whole grains Make half your grains whole grains Throughout the day be...

WARNING: Must like kids.

The PB&J Fund is a great place to work and a fun place to volunteer!  Although we do have some classes for adults and teens, the majority of our participants are elementary students.  Kids are funny. That’s a fact. No two days are ever the same, and we love that!...

Chili Un-recipe!

Here at PB&J we have lots of chili recipes, some with ground meat, some with chunks of meat some with no meat at all! Chili is the perfect dish for the fall, great for cooler evening dinners, easy enough to make up for a large group, and it can be made fast enough...

No Recipe? No problem!

We can’t always cook with a recipe Here at PB&J, we love recipes! We love writing them. We love testing them. We love teaching them, and cooking from them, and eating the results! But life is busy, and complex, and sometimes, recipes just aren’t the right way to...

Yippee, CAYIP!

This summer we had some new faces helping in the kitchen! We hosted four amazing interns through CAYIP. Meet Anastasia, Caroline, Destynee and Kieairra! The Community Attention Youth Internship Program, or CAYIP, is a six-week summer internship program for youth ages...

The Importance of Eating Breakfast

Everyone has heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Now that school is back in session it is important that we send our kids off to class every morning with a belly full of nutritious foods! Studies show kids that eat breakfast regularly...

Will your child get to be a CHEF for a Day this year?

While families were scurrying to get everyone ready for the first day of school, area teachers were busy preparing their classrooms and mapping out their lesson plans for the entire school year!  We are so excited that the PB&J Fund gets to be a part of that...

Let’s eat healthy this school year!

Believe it – or not – We’re back to school! It’s still hot and muggy outside here in Cville. We’re still wanting ice water over hot tea. And we’re all still wearing our shorts and sandals instead of sweaters and scarves. The other day, walking downtown, we saw the...

We love the Boys & Girls Club of Central VA!

The PB&J Fund works with lots of partner non-profits to run our cooking classes. Our partners help us to reach participants who may not know about our programs. Over the course of a semester we typically work with 10 partners and hold 14 classes per week. Some of...

Healthy Snacks on the Go!

For most families, summer is a really busy time of year. We are running from work to summer camps to the pool and everything in between. If your kids are anything like mine, things fall apart quickly when we forget about snack time! Nobody wants a hangry child to deal...