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Monday, March 11

Since you lost an hour of sleep this weekend, make sure you fuel your body with fit foods so you can make it through the day without an energy crash!

Sometimes, we make choices because we feel tired or bored. Rather than making FOOD choices on a whim, stop and think about your energy level and your mood before choosing the "easiest" snack. Make sure it's a fit FOOD choice. Doing a fit-check will help you make the best FOOD choices!

Remind yourself to make the fit choice! Create your own fit-check reminder here and hang it in the kitchen to remind yourself to choose the healthiest option when you have the choice. 




Tuesday, March 12

It's National Peanut Butter Month! Eat a PB&J on whole wheat bread today and try another kind of nut butter this week! How does it compare to PB?

All nut butters are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to help promote the health of your body and brain!
Think Your FOOD and choose the healthiest snack. What will get you through the afternoon until mealtime? 

Crazy for PB
Make yourself some tasty peanut butter snacks! Grab a banana or an apple and smear some natural PB on it! Add some PB to your smoothie. Make "ants on a log" with celery, PB, and raisins. If you love peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, make sure you make it with whole wheat bread. Learn more about PB here!




Wednesday, March 13

Happy National Nutrition Month! Making fit food choices means you're eating nutritiously. What are your favorite foods that help fuel your body and brain?

Eating a variety of bright colored foods will help different parts of your body! 
Red fruits and veggies help keep your heart strong.
Orange fruits and veggies help keep your eyes healthy.
Yellow fruits and veggies help keep you from getting sick.
Green fruits and veggies help make your bones and teeth strong.
Blue and purple fruits and veggies help your memory.

FOOD Rainbow
Make your own colorful FOOD face plate with fruits and vegetables you have at home or check out this FOOD face game online! 




Thursday, March 14

There are plenty of fruits and vegetables coming into season during March! They need nutrients from the sunshine to grow.

Ever heard of photosynthesis? It's a big word that describes how plants get their energy from the sun. Just like FOOD is fuel for our bodies, sunlight gives plants the energy they need to grow and develop into yummy fruits and vegetables. What are some foods you eat that come from a plant?

Grow Grow Grow!
Do you have a green thumb? Ask an adult to help you plant something this weekend. Lettuce and cucumbers are an option for beginners, just make sure they have plenty of sunlight!




Friday, March 15

What is a pretzel's favorite dance? The Twist! 
That's your "Arti-joke" for the day to celebrate tomorrow's National Artichoke Hearts Day!  

Artichokes are one of the oldest foods known to man. They are a wonderful source of antioxidants for your body! Artichokes are great for your body and brain, so eat up! Once you get a taste for this funny looking veggie, it may soon become a favorite. 

Eat Up!
Try artichokes fresh, from the can, or at a restaurant!
Add to your salad, try to make a spinach artichoke dip this weekend, or throw some on a homemade veggie pizza!