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Food for Thought – Flavors of Fall

Fall officially begins on the autumnal equinox, when day and night are approximately equal in length and this year's first day of fall is September 23rd. From hearty root vegetables to succulent fruits, the autumn season offers a bounty of nutritious and delicious options. In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of fall foods, their nutritional benefits, and what's in season during this colorful time of year.

Food for Thought – Peanuts

Celebrate National Peanut Day! National Peanut Day, observed on September 13th, is the perfect occasion to celebrate this versatile legume that's loved by people around the world.

Food for Thought – Better Breakfast Month

As the calendar turns to September, the spotlight shines on a crucial aspect of our daily routine: breakfast. September is celebrated as Better Breakfast Month, reminding us of the importance of fueling our bodies with a nutritious start each day. So, let’s delve into the significance of breakfast, explore the benefits of a balanced morning meal, and offer some delectable and wholesome breakfast ideas to kickstart your day on the right note.

Food for Thought – More Herbs, Less Salt Day

As August 29th approaches, it's time to get excited about More Herbs, Less Salt Day. This special day encourages us to explore the world of herbs and spices as a delicious and healthier alternative to excess salt in our diets. By making this simple change, we can transform our meals into culinary delights that are both satisfying and beneficial for our health. In this nutrition blog, we'll dive into the importance of reducing salt intake, the benefits of using herbs and spices, and some creative ways to incorporate them into your daily meals.

Food for Thought – Barbie’s DreamPlate!

Barbie said “You Can Be Anything” but we prefer to be fed and nourished. Inspired by the newest Barbie movie hitting the big screens and its captivating pink theme, we're celebrating the vibrant and dazzling benefits of pink foods.

Food for Thought – Farmers Markets!

Shopping at local farmers markets is a great way to support local farmers and get familiar with where your food is grown. Locally grown produce may be fresher, more nutritious, and more affordable.

Food for Thought – Avocados!

National Avocado Day is celebrated on July 31. What a day to celebrate! The history of avocados is quite interesting. While we usually think of avocados coming from Mexico, scientists believe they had origins in Africa before traveling to North America and eventually making their way to Central America. Indigenous people utilized avocados in a variety of ways, from a form of currency for transactions, to medicinal remedies, tribute offerings to their rulers, and many other ways.

Food for Thought – Self-Care Day!

International Self-Care Day is an annual observance held on July 24th to raise awareness and highlight the importance of self-care practices in maintaining and improving overall health and well-being. Self-care encompasses a broad range of activities and habits that individuals can engage in to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. Nutrition plays a crucial role in self-care, as what we eat directly impacts our health and energy levels. A well-balanced and nutritious diet provides essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that support bodily functions, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.

Food for Thought – French & American Cuisine!

French American Heritage Month is celebrated in July. This is a celebration of the cultural and historical ties between France and the United States. When it comes to food and nutrition, both French and American cuisines offer unique and diverse culinary experiences.