Ingredient Highlight, Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?

Often the first thing we think of when someone mentions the Dairy Group is good ol' milk! Which is as it should be, since the Dairy Group is named after milk, but there are more things you can do with milk than just drink it or stir chocolate into it! Let's take a look! What… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?

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Happy and Healthy Holidays!

Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas? The holidays are a great time to have fun with the family and eat delicious food. Take the poll below! Food is a big part of the holiday season! Give your body the nutrition it needs while still enjoying some of your favorite holiday foods. Check the… Continue reading Happy and Healthy Holidays!

Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

Pumpkin Season Forever!

Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean that pumpkin season is over! Some may argue that you can't have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. If you're a pumpkin lover, check out the image below to discover more ways to cook/bake with pumpkin! Get the recipes at this link: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/seasonal-fall 

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Let’s Talk Trash

ChooseMyPlate.gov is a website that teaches people how to eat a balanced diet. The website also has important information about avoiding food waste. Check out the infographic below to learn about food waste and how you can prevent it! Share this information with your family so they can reduce food waste too!

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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!

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Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds

It is pumpkin carving season! Have you carved a pumpkin yet this year? Pumpkins are a fun halloween decoration and an excellent source of nutrition! When carving a pumpkin, make sure you save all those slimy seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and fiber. They might not look very good when you… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds

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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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Fun Snacks!

Need some more snack ideas? Below are some snacks that include all your favorite fruits and vegetables! Fruits and vegetables are important sources of nutrients that your body needs and loves. Not only are these snacks nutritious but they're also FUN to make. Get creative with your snacks and let us know how it goes!

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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