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Beat the Heat with No-Stove Recipes

May 27, 2020
With temperatures rising, how does your family plan to beat the heat this summer? Keep your kitchen cool on hot days by preparing your meal without turning on the stove or oven!

Spice Up Your Summer with Salsa

May 20, 2020
It’s National Salsa Month! As the weather get warmer, salsa is a great springtime snack that is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients. With so many ways to prepare, flavor, and use salsa, salsa-making can be a fun, family activity for this month or anytime of the year!

Creative Ways to Reinvent Your Leftovers

May 13, 2020
Do you often have a bunch of left-over food stored in your fridge at the end of a week? Don’t let them go to waste by repurposing your leftovers into something new and exciting!

Sweeten this Summer with Berries

May 07, 2020
Freshen up your summer snacks and meals with colorful berries! With a wide variety of berries, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to choose from, the potential recipes to make at home with the whole family are endless.

Make a Meal with Soy Foods!

April 28, 2020
April is National Soy Foods Month! Soybeans are an extremely versatile legume and can be prepared many different ways. Celebrate this month and every month, by including soy foods into your family meals!

Keep Things Fresh with Long-lasting Produce

April 15, 2020
Looking to make less frequent trips to the grocery store? Even if you and your family aren’t shopping as often, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice eating fresh produce. In addition to frozen and canned, fresh produce can help you and your family incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your meals and be a key component to a healthy diet. Read more for fresh produce items that can last between 2 weeks and 3 months with the proper storage.

Staying Busy during Break: Tips on Staying Active for Parents and Kids

March 19, 2020
Spring break is here! With school out, it’s important for children’s bodies and brains to remain active. How can you provide activities and structure for your children’s free time, while maintaining your sanity as a parent? It’s never too late to start healthy habits. Make activities enjoyable and engaging for your child without disrupting your normal routine! Be a role model and encourage fun ideas to keep children of all ages active and busy this spring break with these helpful tips.

Every Bite Counts Towards Healthful Eating Habits!

March 10, 2020
During the month of March, we are celebrating National Nutrition Month! This nutrition education campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, promotes the importance of making educated food choices and maintaining healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Think Outside the Lunch Box this National Pack Your Lunch Day!

March 02, 2020
Think outside the lunch box this National Pack Your Lunch Day and keep your lunchtime routine from getting stale! Get creative with refreshing and colorful lunchtime ideas for whether you're packing your own or your whole family’s lunch for work and school this March 10th.

Tickle Your Taste Buds this National Library Lover’s Month!

February 12, 2020
Turn the page to your next family adventure! February is National Library Lover’s Month and books are fun and exciting way to introduce a variety of topics like eating right, identifying fruits and vegetables, celebrating food traditions around the world, and growing and cooking food.