• GBCA Head Start

An Apple A Day

We all know how the old saying goes, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” But there is actually some truth to it. Apples are rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C and flavonoids. Antioxidants in your system help to lesson your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Apples also contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium, and are a great source of fiber. The fiber that apples provide may reduce intestinal disorders and may also have a cholesterol-lowering effect, which may lower the risk of some types of cancer and heart disease. A medium-sized apple has 100 calories and is filling because of the high fiber content. That’s why apples are a great, filling, low-calorie snack. McIntosh apples, particular, are red and sweet with a slightly tart taste. They are best for snacking, sauces, salads and pies. Check out this tasty, kid-friendly recipe from our Food and Nutrition Services Department.

#children #headstartannouncements #apple #nutrition

GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start

Greater Bergen’s Head Start program provides free early childhood education and family services to low-income families in Bergen County, Jersey City and Paterson, NJ. Comprehensive services and resources prepare children for kindergarten, enhance their emotional and physical well-being, and foster stable family relationships.


  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon

Quick Links

Contact Us

Bergen County Head Start

263 Lafayette Avenue

Cliffside Park NJ 07010


Jersey City Head Start

93 Nelson Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307


Paterson Head Start

500 E 35th Street

Paterson, NJ 07504

973-546- 2634