Cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, melons. If I can get my fill of those fruits, as well as tomatoes and berries, I rate the summer a success. We often talk about the value of adding produce to our diets. The summer is the perfect time to do that. Moreover, it’s an opportunity to introduce younger taste buds, with doctor’s permission, to these foods. The earlier children incorporate them into their diets, the more likely they are to develop a lifelong habit of reaching for these sweets over highly processed goods. Ensuring that everyone can afford fresh produce, WIC vouchers can be used at farmers markets, where you can purchase your fill of fresh and local produce. With obesity rates soaring, this is a great first step toward crafting healthy habits. So make a fruit salad and enjoy the taste of summer.
Channel 13 - Benita Zahn
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