Physical Activity

Thanksgiving Fun!

Besides eating a delicious meal, what else do you like to do on Thanksgiving? While you're waiting for the food to be ready, here are five fun activities you could do with your family/friends: (1) Play football or flag football. (2) Take a walk or hike. (3) Run in a Turkey Trot. Go to this website… Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun!

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Healthy Halloween!

Has everyone carved their pumpkins and picked out their costumes? Halloween is just around the corner which comes with lots of festivities. One of my favorite parts of Halloween is getting creative with snacks to bring to Halloween parties. I've put together 5 healthy and tasty snacks that you will love!   1. Cinnamon Apple… Continue reading Healthy Halloween!

Recipes

Peach Crisp Delight

Need a snack that will also satisfy a sweet tooth? Try this recipe! You can put it together in a few minutes and then its ready to enjoy - no baking or cooking necessary. 😃 Enjoy!

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Make Your Snacks Awesome!

Take your snacks to the next level by making simple switches. Look at the image below for an example of how to do this: Foods with less sodium and saturated fat are better for your heart. When your heart feels awesome, you do too! Learn more about making smart snack switches by watching the video… Continue reading Make Your Snacks Awesome!

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Snack Attack!

Have you ever had a sudden need for a snack? You might call this occurrence a snack attack. Maybe you have a daily snack scheduled already - a lot of kids eat a snack when they get home from school. This month is the month of snacks! You'll get some good snack ideas each week here… Continue reading Snack Attack!

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The Family Meal Fun Never Ends!

How did your Family Mealtime Month go? I hope you learned a few things and had some fun with your family. Even though Family Mealtime Month is almost over, strive to make family mealtime a priority! In addition to having a good time with your family, there are many other benefits to having meals as… Continue reading The Family Meal Fun Never Ends!

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Practice Excellent Etiquette

Demonstrating proper etiquette means acting politely according to your society's traditional customs. You probably have heard you parents tell you to use words like please or thank you or maybe they have told you to chew food with your mouth closed. Those are both examples of etiquette! Table etiquette is important and changes based on… Continue reading Practice Excellent Etiquette

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Family Mealtime Themes

Start a fun tradition by creating a theme for family mealtime. My personal favorite is Taco Tuesday! Another fun idea is having a book or movie themed dinner! Can you think of a food from a favorite book or movie that you could make? How about green eggs and ham from Dr. Seuss or butter… Continue reading Family Mealtime Themes

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Family Mealtime Month!

September is the time to celebrate National Family Meals Month. This month we will learn about the importance of family mealtime, fun mealtime activities, and new recipes! It will be a goooood time! To start this month off, take the pledge below. If you'd like to print it out (maybe put it on your fridge?)… Continue reading Family Mealtime Month!

Recipes

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

If you're not sure what do with a spaghetti squash, just do what the name says. Make spaghetti! It's super easy but everyone will think you're an awesome cook. Just like regular spaghetti you'll need spaghetti sauce and whatever you like to put in your sauce. For this recipe I added ground turkey and cherry… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

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Peach Muffins

Peach season is a wonderful time of year! Don't let it pass by without sinking your teeth into a delicious peach or one of these peach muffins. 🙂 Could there be a better combination than peach and muffin? I don't think so. This recipe makes a great quick breakfast or snack. Get this recipe started… Continue reading Peach Muffins

Ingredient Highlight

Simple and Sweet Corn

Question: What did the corn say when it was complimented? Answer: Aw, shucks! Do you get it? I admit, that was kind of a corny joke. 😛 We're about halfway through summer and we have learned about a lot of different fruits and vegetables - broccoli, rhubarb, green peas, radishes, raspberries, beets, and now, corn!… Continue reading Simple and Sweet Corn