Food Day -- How Are You Celebrating?




Join the healthy fun on Food Day, October 24th.  Food Day helps us learn where foods come from and how to make healthy choices, including eating more fresh foods that grow close to home.  Here are some tips on how to celebrate Food Day at home:

 Drink water instead of sugary drinks like soda or fruit punch.  Water is free to drink and has no calories, sugar or salt.
 Make time to prepare and enjoy family meals.  Try cooking a new healthy recipe each week. Healthy recipes may be found on the SNAP Recipe Finder or the Eat Smart Recipe Box
 Buy fruits and vegetables in season.  They are more flavorful and are usually cheaper.  They taste better, cost less, and can be found at your local farmers market or grocery store. Right now, apples, pumpkins, squash, broccoli, and cauliflower are all in season! Farmers' markets are also a great place to get in season fruits and vegetables!
 Read food labels.  Pay attention to serving size, calories, fat, sugar, and salt.
Taste new fruits and vegetables with your children. Children need to try a new food many times before they can decide whether they like it or not.  

Food Day events are planned throughout the state of Maryland.  To find an event near you, go to the website and enter your city or area code at: http://www.foodday.org/find_all_events
For more information on Food Day, check out their website:  http://www.foodday.org
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