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Fruit and veggie day!

There are so many reasons to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day.
Everyone Needs to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
A growing body of research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. In fact, fruits and vegetables should be the foundation of a healthy diet. Most people to need to double the amount the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat every day.
Fruits and Vegetables Fight to Protect Your Health
Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Because of this, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables everyday can help reduce your risk of:
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type II diabetes
  • Certain cancers
Fruits and Vegetables Contain Powerful Phytochemicals (fight-o-chemicals)
Fruits and vegetables have many important phytochemicals that help "fight" to protect your health. Phytochemicals are usually related to color. Fruits and vegetables of different colors — green, yellow-orange, red, blue-purple, and white — contain their own combination of phytochemicals and nutrients that work together to promote good health. Learn more about phytochemicals and the colors of health.
Fruits and Vegetables and Weight Management
Because they're low in calories and high in fiber, fruits and vegetables can help you control your weight. By eating more fruits and vegetables and fewer high-calorie foods, you'll find it much easier to control your weight.
Fruits and Vegetables and Energy
Busy lives require food that's nutritious, energizing, and easy to eat on-the-go, like fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are a natural source of energy and give the body many nutrients you need to keep going.
Source: National Cancer Institute


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To start off our fruit and veggie day I made fruit and veggies out of paper for my daughter (she is still to young to cut paper) labeled them what they are and had fun pretend shopping and eating them.
Then we made 
Watermelon sand
-one pack of watermelon kool aid mix
-baking soda
-water
I mixed the kool aid and baking soda together first then slowly added the water till it become the same texture as semi wet sand at the beach. It was really cool and fun to mess with. did stain hands some but with warm water and soap came right off. With the paper fruit we made, I also had her guess what smell it was.

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