Enjoy Summer Produce
Are you getting your daily servings of fruits and vegetables? You can usually find delicious local produce during the summer months. Make healthy eating child’s play with these fun activities.
Have a picnic at a farmer’s market. Local markets offer an amazing variety of produce and other homemade products. Find a farmer’s market near your home and turn an ordinary afternoon into a scavenger hunt for nutritious and delicious food. Make silly games out of trying new foods. For example, is it possible to make a whole meal from foods of only one color? Or can you find a different food for every letter of the alphabet? When the shopping is done, find a place to spread out a blanket and gobble up the freshest food of summer.
Visit a pick-your-own farm. Fill your basket to the brim with produce straight from the farm. Haul the bounty home where you can use the Internet to find new recipes. Get cooking and taste your homemade creations. You can invite your friends over for a meal featuring fruits and vegetables, handpicked by you!
Create art you can eat. Use an assortment of fruits, vegetables, and other treats to create pictures and sculptures made just from food. Orange slices become cheerful sunshine, and celery forms the body of a sleek race car. This time, it’s okay to play with your food.
Healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring. Your diet will be healthy, tasty, and exciting when you try new foods and fun edible activities this summer.