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October 26th is NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

In celebration of Pumpkin Day, why not stop by your local farmers market, fall festival, farm stand or favorite grocery store to pick out one or more pumpkins. The flesh of the pumpkin is great for roasting, baking or even as soup. Do not forget to wash off the pumpkin seeds, dry them, and brush with a thin coating of olive oil...

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GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY - OCTOBER 15

Clean Hands Save Lives!! GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY OCTOBER 15, 2019 This day is celebrated to increase awareness of the benefits of handwashing properly with soap. It is easy and effective. Did you know that handwashing is the single most important practice to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others? Many diseases are...

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

About 1 in 5 (19%) of children in the United States is obese. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. Children with obesity are at a higher risk for having chronic health conditions and diseases, such as asthma and type 2 diabetes. They also...

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National Breakfast Month

September is National Breakfast Month ...and September 26 is recognized as Better Breakfast Day in the United States. The beginnings of National Breakfast Month started during World War I when the United States government encouraged citizens to eat a better breakfast. This initiative gained momentum again during World War II,...

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Make an Easy and Healthy Sandwich for Dinner

Simple steps can make your life easier. Choose a quick yet healthy sandwich. This will free up time to spend with your family. Here are few key points to consider an easy healthy recipe for dinner: Choose foods that are in season. Choose foods that are quick and easy. Like canned tuna or sardines; beans, low sodium soup, whole...

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL ZUCCHINI DAY!

August 8th is National Zucchini Day! Zucchini is the most popular summer squash and easy to grow in your garden from June to August. Zucchini is high in fiber, low in calories and has a good amount of potassium, about 295 milligrams per cup, or 8 percent of your recommended daily value. Zucchini is also high in the antioxidant...

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Farmers Market Week

August celebrates National Farmers Market week from August 4 – 10th, 2019. This year you can celebrate by visiting your local farmers markets to support your community and preserve our rural farmland on Long Island. Farmers markets promote sustainability, stimulate the local economy, supports healthy communities and increases...

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August Is Kids Eat Right Month™

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of physical activity is vital. Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day. August, which is...

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