Pomegranate!

Pomegranates start showing up in grocery stores at the end of November and early December. This time of year is when pomegranates are in season, meaning they’re super juicy and delicious! In french the word pomegranate translates to “apple with many seeds” – makes sense! The seeds inside a pomegranate are called arils – arilsContinue reading “Pomegranate!”

#6 of 12 Days of Kids Create

The winter months have different fruits and vegetables in season than the summer months. Don’t miss out on eating these yummy fruits and veggies while they’re in their prime. Check out the list below to learn what is in season this time of year: Fruits: Apples Bananas Oranges Grapefruit Pears  Pomegranate Vegetables: Avocado  Brussel sproutsContinue reading “#6 of 12 Days of Kids Create”

Stay Active this Winter!

When it’s cold outside sometimes we have to get creative and think of different ways to stay active. Remember, 60 minutes of physical activity each day is recommended to keep our bodies happy and healthy. In the summer months it’s easy to go outside for a walk or to run around at the park butContinue reading “Stay Active this Winter!”

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 websiteContinue reading “Thanksgiving Fun!”

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 

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!

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 videoContinue reading “Make Your Snacks Awesome!”

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 hereContinue reading “Snack Attack!”

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 asContinue reading “The Family Meal Fun Never Ends!”

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 onContinue reading “Practice Excellent Etiquette”