Celebrate National Fruit and Veggies Month
What's the Secret- According to the new MyPlate, we are supposed to fill half our plate with fruits and veggies. If you are a finicky eater, have children who stick their nose up at anything resembling a veggie, or are just looking for interesting ways to sneak in more nutrients into your diet, What's The Secret is the class for you! Learn how to add vegetables and fruit to famous recipes (think along the lines of adding pureed butternut squash to macaroni N' cheese...crazy huh?!) and see if you can tell the difference. My bet, you and your "customers" won't even know what hit them!
Class will be held on Sept. 19 and 26th at 6pm in the Culinary Corner
Cost is $7.00 a person
Register online at: https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=124&GroupID=119038
Cheap, Fast and Healthy- A 30 minutes session will feature tips on shopping for fresh and healthy ingredients, easy to prepare recipes, and cost comparisons. Class participants will see the recipe being prepared, enjoy a sample, and leave with a recipe card and nutrition information to make the meal themselves! September is Fruit and Veggies- More Matter Month. Each session will focus more on fruit and veggies.
Class is free and no need to pre-register, just show up every Tuesday night at 5:30pm!
Weight Watchers Open House- Weight Watchers on campus is hosting open houses the week of September 17th with a fruit/veggie drive to support the Grand Forks Mission. Fresh fruit & veggies as well as canned will be accepted and donated to the Mission.
Taco in a Bag- Tuesday, Sept. 11th, Taco in a Bag and Work Well fruits and veggies! $1 cost, 11:30-1pm in Memorial Union Ballroom. Get there early to TRY EXOTIC FRUIT & VEGGIES: Jicama, Pomegranate, Tomatillos & Grapples!
Work Well Monthly Challenge- Fruit and Veggies – More Matters. Click here for more information.
NDPERS Fruit and Veggies Challenge- NDPERS is releasing a Fruit and Veggie challenge (for staff & faculty using Healthy Blues) which begins on September 17th.
New Fruit and Veggies Each Week- Introducing a new fruit of the week each week in September.
Grocery Bingo- Sept 15th- Giveaways in included fresh fruit in the grocery bags at Nightlife.
Fruits & Veggies More Matters
Having a hard time figuring out what the proper portion size or serving size for your fruits and veggies? Now there is an easy solution! Fill your plate with half fruits and veggies!
Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables
10 - Color & Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture...and appeal...to your plate.
9 - Convenience. Fruits and veggies are nutritious in any form - fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, so they're ready when you are!
8 - Fiber. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps full you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
7 - Low in Calories. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories.
6 - May Reduce Disease Risk. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure.
5 - Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.
4 - Variety. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety...there's always something new to try!
3 - Quick, Natural Snack. Fruits and veggies are nature's treat and easy to grab for a snack.
2 - Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel ... some you don't, and some grow right in your own backyard!
1 - Fruits & Veggies are Nutritious AND Delicious!
According to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, eating an apple is equivalent to drinking a cup of coffee. Although apples do not have caffeine, the processing of apple carbohydrates gives the body a boost more powerful than caffeine.