Making tasty smoothies will keep your busy family happy and full of energy. Mix and match smoothies using MyPlate as a guide! A smoothie with three or four food groups makes a great on-the-go breakfast or snack. Continue reading
Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Carolyn Greene, Kara Meyer, Emily Myers, Zahra Nomani, and Kallie Pugh.
Are you afraid to try new fruits? As a busy parent, adding fruits into your daily routine isn’t always easy. It can be risky to try new fruits for the first time, not knowing if your family will enjoy them. But making small changes to your meals can have a big impact on overall health. Fruit is full of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy as well as filling fiber. So set a goal to eat 2-3 servings of fruit each day. A mix of fresh, canned, and frozen fruit can be added to your breakfast, snacks, and desserts!
October is National Apple Month and Virginia grown apples are plentiful across the state. Apples are one of the most popular fruits, especially for kids, and are one of the most affordable produce options. With thousands of varieties, each with a different taste, texture, and color, everybody can find an apple they like. I prefer my apples to be crisp and on the tart side, so Granny Smiths and Winesaps are my favorites.
Today I attended a Legislative Day in Richmond with the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It was a very long day – getting up at 4:45 am and getting home at 8:30 pm. However, I learned a lot of cool things about how our state government functions, and was very glad I went. While I was there, they gave out free breakfast and lunch! So awesome! Here is a picture of the breakfast bar I ate.