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Do you think you can find a food at the grocery store that is high in fiber? Fiber is in all fruits, veggies and whole grains, but some have more fiber than others. Look at labels or read packages to see what you can find. Even better, see if you […]

Finding Fiber Grocery Store Hunt!

Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without pesticides and the seeds have not been genetically modified. Pesticides kill bugs that try to eat our food. “Genetically modified” means that the seeds have been changed in a lab to help the plant in some way. Some of these changes help the […]

Fun Fact: What does “organic” mean?

  Purple and blue fruits and veggies are super hard to find, but that’s why they are super important to eat. I bet you can’t guess what they have! Did you guess antioxidants and Vitamin C? Well, you’re right! Purple and blue fruits and veggies also have a group of […]

Colors of the Rainbow: Purple and Blue!

  The colors orange and yellow can mean a lot of things in fruits and vegetables. The good news is these have lots of antioxidants. Do you remember what that word means? Antioxidants help heal the damage that oxygen does in our body. Vitamin C is actually a type of […]

Colors of the Rainbow: Orange and Yellow!

This color can be hard … can you think of any white fruits and vegetables? They have lots of antioxidants and phytochemicals that specifically help boost immunity and fight infection. The next time you are sick with a cold, an ear infection or fever, eat lots of white fruits and […]

Colors of the Rainbow: White!

Have you eaten something red today? Red fruits and vegetables have lots of antioxidants and phytochemicals as well as Vitamin C. You already know what Vitamin C does, but what about those big words, antioxidants and phytochemicals? The word “antioxidant” breaks down to “anti” = against, “oxidant” = an oxidizing […]

Colors of the Rainbow: Red!

Our next few kids posts are going to focus on the awesome colors of our fruits and vegetables. Did you know that each color has special things they do for your body? That’s why we need to eat the whole rainbow! Today we’ll focus on green fruits and vegetables! Greens […]

Colors of the Rainbow: Green!

Here is a fun challenge for you! Which of these fruits or vegetables is NOT real?   The answer is …………………   Blue raspberry! The flavor of blue raspberry was invented by candy makers who already had too many red and pink colored candy flavors (think cherry, strawberry, watermelon, etc.). […]

Do you know which is not real?

Snack time can be so much fun, but it’s also an important time to fuel up your body. Want to know an easy trick to make the perfect snack? Match 2! Do you remember the Choose My Plate food categories? There are 5 categories: Proteins, Grains, Vegetables, Fruits and Dairy. […]

Snack like a pro!

Junk food, candy, sweets, ice cream, sugar, fat, chips, fast food … have you ever heard someone say these are “bad” foods? They may have a point because if we only eat these foods, they can make us feel bad. But that doesn’t make them “bad” foods. I like to […]

“Sometimes” Foods

  Today is Earth Day! What are you most grateful for? This earth is just amazing! It has oceans that support seafood for us to eat. There are rivers, lakes, and rains that give us water to drink. Plants grow in the earth and make fruits and vegetables for us […]

Earth Day!

  There are all sorts of fun colored vegetables out there to try! Did you know that carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage and bell peppers all have purple varieties too? It is important to try different colors of our normal veggies because the crazy colored ones have different “micronutrients” that are […]

Purple carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower … oh my!