The Family Table

Educating Families About the Benefits of Family Meals

Tip of the Week: Holiday’s Bright Colors


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The holiday rush has more than started – it’s almost a sprint to the finish line. The one thing that seems to make a big impact on my kids is all the colors! You see bright lights and decorations. Reds and greens and golds. It is quite remarkable.

It’s also one thing that will help our families eat more healthy – bright-colored foods are key to adding additional nutrients to our diets. And, no, I am not referring to the fruity flavors in candies – but the gorgeous reds, oranges and greens that are found naturally in fruits and vegetables.

Their benefits are featured in a recent Whole Living article. Eating seasonal foods (IE: apples in the fall) that are bright in color is important to our bodies. To help explain this to kids, download the What Color is Your Food activity sheet, from the North Dakota State University. And, while you’re at it, match your next holiday gift wrap with your meal. We’re giving away a Meijer gift card this month on our Facebook page – upload your photo of your colorful plate to enter.

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