If it tastes like a sugar snap pea but looks a bit like kale, it must be BroccoLeafs! The leaves of broccoli plants are the newest superfood trend and for good reason. One Broccoleaf serving provides 100% of your daily value requirement for vitamin C, essential for immune health during this cold and flu season and tasty green provides more calcium than a serving of Kale. BroccoLeafs are also an excellent source of vitamins A for healthy skin and vitamin D for mood and bone health.
Aim to have at least one family meal each day: breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack shared at home. It’s time together that counts; where and when is not important. Children who eat meals with their families show better school performance, build healthier social skills, choose healthier snack foods and are less likely to be obese.
Launching on Aug. 31, Produce for Kids and Meijer will host the third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids. Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations.
Where did the summer go? With the new school-year just days away, it’s time to start planning for healthier back to school lunches. Make it a family activity by getting your children involved planning and preparing lunches.
On Saturday, August 16th all Meijer stores will host a special Back to School event from 11am to 2pm. Not only will our event feature great nutritious recipe ideas, samples and tips on staying healthy this back to school season, but customers will also get “Brilliant Buys at Bright Prices”. Also, take advantage of the Meijer Back to School Bucks, good through end of day today 8/16/14 to create your own sale on back to school apparel and supplies. You’ll gather great information and tips about healthy back to school lunches, easy family meal ideas, and important immunizations available at Meijer Pharmacy that can help keep your child healthy this school year.
August is National Peach Month! Michigan grown peaches are available mid-late summer and are grown along the east coast of Lake Michigan, known as the fruit belt. While Georgia is known as the “Peach State” the majority of peaches are grown in California (about 50%). Grab a napkin or two! Whether it’s a Michigan, Georgia, or California peach, a ripe peach is incredibly tasty, juicy and nutritious.
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Tina Miller 2011Michigan is the number one state in highbush blueberry production with growers producing over 100 million pounds of blueberries every year (blueberries.msu.edu). These delicious and versatile berries lead the pack in antioxidant content. In fact, the blueberry has been called the “little blue dynamo” for its health promoting, disease preventing capabilities.
It’s vacation season; time to gather your family, pack up the car and hit the road to your vacation destination! Stocking up at Meijer beforehand is an excellent way to spend less and ensure a healthy intake of fruits and veggies while on the road. Stop in your Meijer store this Saturday, July 12 from 11:00am to 4:00 pm for the “Taste of Meijer: Summer Camping and Road Trips Event” for great tips and ideas to make your family vacation a huge success.