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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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Healthy and Safe Picnic Basket

Summer is... the time to celebrate a beautiful sunny day by packing a picnic basket and heading to the beach, park or even just in your own backyard. Whether it’s last-minute or you plan ahead, you can make it an enjoyable outing with these healthy and safe picnic basket tips. For healthy snack ideas try trail mix paired with...

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July is National Berries Month!

Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and cranberries are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C and K and are also a good source of fiber! Living on Long Island we have a variety of these berries right at our fingertips at local farm stands and farmers markets, some allow you to even pick your...

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Arugula

Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable... whose origin can be traced back to the Mediterranean. It can be harvested in June and throughout the fall season. Arugula has a bitter, peppery taste which adds an interesting flavor to salads and pizza. Arugula contains a powerful anti-oxidant, sulforaphane, which may reduce ones’ risk of...

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World Food Safety Day - June 9

Summer Grilling Safety Tips Always wash your hands before and after handling food Marinating raw meats prior to grilling to cut down on the formation of cancer causing chemicals as a result of cooking at very high heat Never marinate foods outside of the refrigerator and avoid reusing your leftover marinate Always use a food...

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June 3rd is Egg Day

June 3rd is Egg Day, and as part of a heart healthy diet, eggs are certainly a valuable protein source. A single large egg supplies 72 calories, and at 6 grams of protein is 10% of the daily need for protein, along with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, including choline, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B 12, phosphorus and...

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