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Monday,

July

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Monday, July 1

Challenge! Try saying "Fruit floats" five times fast! How'd you do? Challenge your friends with this tongue twister! 

Summer is in full swing so take time today to Think Your FOOD. Are you making fit choices? Summer is a great time to get fresh fruits and vegetables because it is their peak season. Watermelon, strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, you name it! Add them to meals, snacks, and even water for a nutrient filled day.

 

Fresh Food
 
Challenge yourself to try a new fruit or vegetable every day this week. Remember, fruits and vegetables are most nutritious when they are fresh and in season (which is now!). Play this game to see if you can spot the fruits and veggies! 

Tuesday,

July

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Tuesday, July 2

Gulp, gulp, gulp! Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water today.

It's always important to drink water throughout the day, but it's extra important during the summer when the temperatures get hotter. Ditch soda and juice. Instead, carry around an ice cold water bottle to keep yourself cool and hydrated.

Fizzy Fruit

Add your favorite fruit to water for an instant flavor burst. Try strawberries, melon, or blueberries to get started. Checkout this recipe for a fizzy fruit drink.

Wednesday,

July

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Wednesday, July 3

It's National Picnic Month! Did you know that the 4th of July is one of the most popular days to have a picnic?

Picnics are a great way to spend fun and fit quality time with family and friends. To plan a fit meal include fresh fruits, vegetables, water, and a protein-packed main dish. Fueling your body with good foods will give you the energy you need to enjoy your summer day.

Picnic in the Park

Round up your favorite fit meal ideas and head to the park for a picnic with family or friends. No park? No problem! Your backyard works, too!

Thursday,

July

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Thursday, July 4

Happy 4th of July! Do you know what year the Declaration of Independence was signed?

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate today by eating yummy red, white, and blue foods. Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas pack nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. There are plenty of ways to eat them together! Blend them in a smoothie with milk, add them to low fat yogurt, or put them onto a skewer.

Fruit Skewers

Use blueberries, strawberries, and bananas to create a 4th of July themed kabob!

Friday,

July

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Friday, July 5

Do fish go on vacation? No, because they're always in school!

Summer is a busy time with activities, family, friends, and vacations. Even when you're busy, it's important to fuel your body with healthy FOOD. Plan ahead and have grab-and-go snacks that will keep you fueled all day. A reusable water bottle is also a great idea!

Smart Snacks

Check out Chef Lizzie's favorite snacks!