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March 2014 Archives

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

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Here's a fun piece of trivia for your family. Did you know that you have about 10,000 taste buds in your mouth? Give them a treat by mixing things up and trying some new foods. March is National Nutrition Month® and a great time to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!"

girl sticking out tongue

Kids have more taste buds than adults, so food may taste stronger to them.

Here are some ideas and recipes to try:
At the grocery store
  • Try a New Color. Have your children pick out an orange fruit or vegetable to put in the cart. Sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin and carrots are taste superstars. Eating yellow/orange fruits and vegetables may help prevent cancer, keeps your heart healthy, helps maintain vision and may even slow down aging! How about mixing Mashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash? Your kids will love this.
  • Try a New Food from a Food Group. Maybe you feel you've tried all the 'green' veggies out there, but how about kale? Kale is considered a super food because it packs a nutrient punch! This White Bean, Sausage, and Kale Soup is sure to be a family hit. Kids can remove kale from the stems by running the kale through their fingers. Very fun!

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