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General nutrition information, cooking tips and meal/snack ideas

National Guacamole Day!!

September 16th was National Guacamole Day! One common ingredient in all guacamole recipes is an avocado, of course! According to the CDC, avocados were first cultivated in South America. It was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers. European sailors traveling to the New World used avocados as their form of butter. California
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s that time of year again: back to school! Things are about to get even more hectic than they already are, which can mean making less healthy food choices due to lack of time. Some quick tips for healthy lunch packing: Pack lunches the night before – morning is busy enough as it is, make sure there is one less step in the morning
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‘An Apple a Day…..’

  In honor of the approaching apple season, here is a few simple, healthy, and delicious apple recipes.  Enjoy!   Homemade Applesauce   Ingredients 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice 3/4 pound tart apples, peeled and quartered 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover
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Eat HEALTHY This Hurricane Season

Healthy Hurricane Preparations – Storing, Preparing, and Eating Well When the Power Goes Out! It’s important to take the necessary precautions and store water and food (and have an emergency plan for medication and medical supplies), during hurricane season on the east coast. In the unfortunate event that you lose power during an emergency–such as a hurricane or tropical storm, keep an eye on
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School Lunch

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day,  but lunch also plays a critical role in children’s overall health and school performance. When children skip lunch, they are likely to have trouble concentrating in the classroom, lack energy for sports and overeat on low-nutrient, after-school snacks. Whether children eat lunch at home, enjoy a school-provided lunch or pack a lunch box,
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