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Monday, February 11

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

It's National Grapefruit Month! 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 12

Plan ahead! Sunday is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Make a food-filled goodie bag 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.

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 tasty trail mix recipe!




Wednesday, February 13

Be a health nut! Saturday is Almond Day; they pack the protein, so eat up!

Eating nuts, like almonds, cashews, pistachios, or peanuts, give 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. Click here to learn why they are so great for you. 
Take this quiz to see if you can pick the healthiest snacks.




Thursday, February 14

It's Valentine's Day! What red foods can you eat today that are good for your body and brain?
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?
Click here to learn more about the health benefits of some of your favorite red-colored foods.




Friday, 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 nutrients your body gets! 

What can you fill your plate with? Check out MyPlate, 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, or green beans.
Fruits, 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!