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Monday, February 12

True or False: grapes and grapefruits are the same thing.
False! Although the are both tasty and healthy, grapes and grapefruits are two different fruits. 

It's National Grapefruit Day! Grapefruits are similar to oranges. They are sweet, tasty, and full of vitamin C. You can add one to any meal (especially breakfast) or enjoy as a snack!

Fuel Your Body and Brain

If you've never had a grapefruit, try one this week! 




Tuesday, February 13

Plan ahead! Since Saturday is "Random Acts of Kindess Day", make a special foodie goodie bag filled with love for someone you appreciate! What favorite fit foods can you add?

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

Doing kind things for others and taking time for yourself creates an emotional warmth which releases oxytocin. 

RECHARGE Your Energy and Motivate Your MOOD each day so you can make fit FOOD choices! 

Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food. 

What meals can you cook with your family? Take a night this week to spend some time in the kitchen making a favorite healthy alternative to Mac & Cheese or whip up a veggie quesadilla! Where can you add more fit foods into your life?

Check out this tasy trail mix recipe!




Wednesday, February 14

It's Valentine's Day! What red foods can you eat today that are good for your body and brain?
Cherries, Strawberries, and Raspberries make for a healthy sweet treat!

When you eat a "rainbow" of foods, you get many different nutrients. When you eat red foods, you pack in powerful antioxidants! Here is a list of red foods you can eat on this holiday!
Red Peppers
Red-skin baby potatoes

Eat by Color: RED

How can eating some of your favorite fit foods benefit you?
Try something new, like pomegranate and beets! What other red fit foods can you think of?




Thursday, February 15

After eating the candy and treats you may have received for Valentine's Day, add in some healthy options - the more color you add to your plate the better! 

Use the MyPlate as a tool to ensure you have a well-rounded meal each time you eat. Choosing a "rainbow" of colorful foods for your plate is the healthiest choice to build a strong body and brain! The more colors you add, the more awesome nutrients your body gets!

My Plate

What can you fill your plate with? Check out My Plate and then draw your own! Fill it with a multitude of different foods:

Protein such as: chicken, eggs, fish, or beans.
Veggies such as: asparagus, broccoli, peas, spinach salad, cucumbers, or green beans.
Fruit such as: strawberries, pears, oranges, grapes, or bananas.
Whole-grains such as: brown rice, pitas, or pasta. 
Low-fat milk or water for a beverage!




Friday, February 16

Be a health nut! It's Almond Day; they pack the protein, so eat up! 

Eating nuts, like almonds, cashews, pistachios, or peanuts gives you a healthy source of protein and will give you enough energy to make it to dinnertime. Almonds come in so many varieties they are currently the most popular of the "nut family". California grows and produces the most almonds worldwide!


Be a Health Nut!

Grab a handful of almonds for your next snack! Pair with raisins for the perfect combination. Check out why they're so great for you. 

Take this quiz to see if you can pick the healthiest snacks.