Healthy Eating Habits

Beat the Summer Heat with a Healthy Glass of Iced Tea

June 24, 2020
June is here and this month we are celebrating National Iced Tea Month! Whether you are sitting by the pool, playing a game of catch in the backyard, or simply enjoying a family-filled day at home, iced tea can be a refreshing drink to cool off during the hot summer. A healthy glass of iced tea makes for a great family-friendly option at any summer barbeque, picnic, or weeknight dinner.

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!

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.

Spring Clean Your Kitchen!

April 08, 2020
Say goodbye to the winter blues, and hello to springtime! The spring season is typically the time to get organized, clear out your clutter, and start fresh. Don’t forget your refrigerator and pantry when spring cleaning this year! Read more for helpful tips on spring cleaning your kitchen.

How Can You Practice Mindful Eating?

March 18, 2020
When you think about the last meal you ate, how did you feel? What type of environment were you in? Did you savor the taste of your food? All of this can be related to mindful eating. Mindful eating allows you to be in control of your eating habits to help you enjoy your food and maintain a healthy eating pattern.

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.

Brighten Your Plate by Choosing Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

February 24, 2020
There is a rainbow of fruits and vegetables that offer several health benefits! Make your meals vibrant and nutritious by choosing a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the different ways you can add colors onto your plate and promote good health.

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.