Food
Sometimes mornings are very hectic and planning ahead for breakfast can help make them less so! Here are some ideas for some healthy breakfasts that are relatively quick.
August is back-to-school time, a great opportunity to reinforce the importance of good nutrition and physical activity to help children form health habits. When children make healthful food and activity choices, it will not only benefit them now but also as they grow into adults. August is Kids Eat Right program, an initiative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation. Kids Eat Right MonthTM spotlights healthy nutrition and active lifestyles for children and families.
Cool Summer Salads It's the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Kick back and cool off with these summer salad ideas. They are perfect for using fresh produce from your garden, local farmers' market or grocery store.
If fruits and vegetables are placed on refrigerator shelves, store meats on pans or plates below the produce to prevent meat juices - which may contain harmful bacteria - from dripping on them. Wash hands before working with produce. Wash produce thoroughly. Wash produce before you use it, NOT when you bring it home! Fresh produce has a natural protective coating that helps keep in moisture and freshness. Washing produce before storage causes it to spoil faster. Remove and discard outer leave
Farmers' markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruit, vegetables, bakery and meat products in a festive atmosphere. The Farmers' Market in Monticello is open Tuesday evenings 4- 7 p.m. on the courthouse square and Saturday mornings at B J Winger's from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get the most from your local farmers' market with the following information.

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