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Time to Participate in National School Lunch Week

Did you know today starts National School Lunch Week? It runs from today through October 19th! It all started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy in order to celebrate the school lunch programs in America.  This week recognizes the importance of healthy school lunch in a child’s life.   Every year, the National School…

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World Egg Day

Did you know that today is World Egg Day?  Unfotunately, eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but they’re actually incredibly nutrient dense and good for you!  People have been eating eggs all over the world for decades!   Egg-cellent Nutrition   Did you know that 1 egg contains 6 grams of high…

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5 Yummy Ways to Eat An Apple a Day (and 2 Recipes!)

Did you know that October is National Apple Month?  Make the best of this month and indulge in a juicy apple!  With over 2,500 varieties grown in the US, its no wonder why they are one of the most popular fruits out there.  There are countless  numbers of apples to choose from that can easily…

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Reducing Your Risk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As I’m sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? This is why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important to participate in. Although some risk factors you cannot change like being female and…

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5 Breakfast Recipes to Spice up your Morning

Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! It not only sets the tone for the rest of your day, but it also promotes healthy blood sugar levels and overall metabolism. Unfortunately, breakfast is often the…

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6 Perfect Back to School Snacks

With September in full swing, I’m sure your children’s school schedule is jam packed with activities, sports, homework and free time. Or, maybe YOU are the one back in school and YOUR schedule is filled with classes, work and/or taking care of someone else.   It is easy to get wrapped up in your busy schedule…

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National Whole Grains Month

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Yes, there is an entire month dedicated to whole grains! The best part about whole grains is that there is such a variety to choose from; you can have a different type every night of the week!  The USDA recommends that at least half of…

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Time to Celebrate National Guacamole Day!

Happy (early) National Guacamole Day! Did you know that guacamole dates all the way back to the 1500s when it was created by the Aztecs and to this day the same ingredients are used!  As you know, the main component of guacamole is crushed avocado, but many recipes call for the addition of other vegetables like…

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Spice Up Your Waffle With These 6 Tips

Did you know that this past week was National Waffle Week? It runs through Saturday, September 8th! Now is the perfect time to celebrate this week with the start of September, start of school and work getting back to normal. Although we missed the beginning of the celebration, it’s not too late to talk about…

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7 Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol Now!

Did you know that over 102 million American adults have high cholesterol? Do you also know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? This makes now the perfect time to get your cholesterol levels checked and learn more about how you can keep your cholesterol down.   What is Cholesterol?   Before we delve any…

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Time to Celebrate National Trail Mix Day

Now that the heat of the summer is beginning to break, it has become the perfect time to get out and enjoy some local nature trails. A simple Google search will reveal wonderful state and local parks in your area that were previously undiscovered. Take time this September to explore new hiking trails in your…

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Time to Get Ready To Head Back To School

With August winding down, now is a great time to look ahead and start preparing for the upcoming school year! We all know how hectic schedules can get, so planning ahead can really help you start the school year on the right foot! I do understand that packing lunch/snacks can be a bit hard to…

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Get Your Kiwi On!

Did you know that Kiwis are native to Northern China?  From China, they traveled on to New Zealand and continuously spread throughout different places around the world, gaining popularity along the way.  Kiwis aren’t often praised enough for their nutritional benefits, but they most definitely should be!  This underrated fuzzy fruit is more than just…

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September is National Family Meals Month!

Do you and your family eat meals together? If so, how many? If not, how come? As a parent myself, I understand how stressful your day can be and what it’s like to be pulled in a million different directions with no time to make a family meals.   Luckily September is National Family Meals…

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Time for the Perfect Sandwich

Sandwiches are a classic food that can be eaten at any time of the day. The sandwich has become a go-to food because it is easy to make and can be customized to any appetite.  You can eat a sandwich as a snack or meal, be sweet or savory, hot or cold, simple or exotic…

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It’s Peach Season!

Ready to bite into a sweet, succulent and tasty piece of fruit?  Look no further and grab yourself a delicious peach!  Peaches are harvested throughout the summer and are now in their peak season, making August the last month to fully enjoy the fresh peaches. It’s no wonder why August is perfect for National Peach Month!…

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Create Memories This “Kids Eat Right” Month

The summer can be a very busy time for families, from long days at camp to never-ending beach days, it can seem impossible to have structured family time. However, with school quickly approaching it’s important now more than ever to spend quality time with your children. This August, take the time to celebrate National Kids…

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Summer Fun at the Farmers Market

Did you know there’s an entire week dedicated to farmer’s markets? This year, National Farmer’s Market Week started yesterday (August 5th) and runs through August 11th! It’s a week in which we show recognition to the value these markets bring to our communities.   Farmer’s markets are the perfect gathering place where you can buy…

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Watermelon: The Perfect Summer Fruit!

Today is National Watermelon Dayand there’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing fruit than now! Watermelon is a great nutrient-packed summertime treat. It’s made up of 92% water so it helps keep you hydrated during those hot summer days, too.   Did you know that watermelons were first found in northeastern Africa, where they…

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Keep It Light With these 6 Refreshing Summer Beverages

Picture this: It’s a hot summer day and you are at the beach or park. All of a sudden you are thirsty and looking for something to keep you hydrated, while also quenching your thirst. What are you grabbing out of the cooler? Is it fruit juice? Soda? Sports drink? Store bought iced tea or lemonade?…

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