September Nutrition Newsletter

Acorn Squash:

Did you know…

Acorn Squash comes in a variety of colors from orange, dark green, yellow and tan. Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that was named from it’s acorn-like shape.

How to select

You want to select acorn squash that are dull and heavy for their size. Be careful not to select squash that have soft spots or visible cracks.


Acorn squash can be stored for up to 3 months if stored properly in a cool and dry area away from extreme temperatures.

Nutrition Benefits

Acorn Squash are a good source of vitamin C, are fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and saturated fat free.

Oven Baked Acorn Quash

An easy recipe that your family will love!

1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp butter

Sprinkle some nutmeg and cinnamon to your taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place acorn squash in aluminum foil and bake for about 30-45 minutes or until it softens.
  2. Remove squash from the oven and place on a baking dish. Place butter and brown sugar into the squash.
  3. To get more flavor into the squash, cut through the flesh with a knife so that the flavors seep in.
  4. Place squash back into the oven for another 30 minutes and enjoy!

App of the Month

Thryve- Food and symptom diary app

This app tracks what you are eating and how that food makes you feel. The app was originally developed as a way to identify food intolerances. The information captured in this app is used to make recommendations for what you should be eating more or less of in each food group.

With this app you can:

  1. Log your meals
  2. Track how & what you’re feeling
  3. Get weekly recaps of your findings

How can you benefit from Thryve?

  1. Can help with suspected food intolerance
  2. Can help manage certain chronic conditions
  3. Can help with sensitive stomach or IBS

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