Celebrating Locally Grown

Celebrating Locally Grown

After a beautiful June in Minnesota, local produce season is coming into full swing! Now is the time to celebrate the summer and enjoy fresh, local and tasty fruits and vegetables. In June, spring produce such as asparagus and rhubarb are winding down in availability while broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, radishes, zucchini, raspberries and strawberries are…

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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month! This month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages us all to “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” and focus attention on getting daily physical activity and making informed food choices for overall health. How do you Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle each day? Here are a few ways you can…

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Easy Smart Snacks at Home

Easy Smart Snacks at Home

Healthy snacks are important for growing kids. Most of these ideas can be made ahead of time and frozen or stored for a quick and easy snack later in the week! Homemade Berry-Carrot Sauce—Combine 1 chopped apple, 1 medium chopped carrot, ½ cup berries and ½ cup 100% orange juice in a saucepan. Cook on…

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The Not so Clean Plate Club?

The Not so Clean Plate Club?

New research from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, which studies behavioral psychology and how we relate to food, has found that on average, children tend to eat only about 60% of what they serve themselves when they are not eating with their parents. The study used data from a total of 326 elementary…

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