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July 2, 2015
Healthy Food Holidays

Last month people all over the US celebrated National Doughnut Day.  It was a trending topic on social media as people posted and tweeted photos about their doughnut adventures. 

This got me thinking… are there any days that celebrate healthy foods? Well guess what, there are!  Did you know the US has dedicated every day in the year to a food holiday? That’s insane when you compare us to other countries who celebrate at most 8 days! You could say we are a bit food-obsessed. 

Mark your calendars ladies and gents and let’s make these nutritional rock star holidays trendy!

January is National Hot Tea & Oatmeal Month.
•    January 20: Cheese Day
•    January 6: Bean Day
•    January 9: Apricot Day

February is National Heart Healthy, Fiber Focus, Grapefruit and Cherry Month.
•    February 16: Almond Day

March is National Nutrition Month! It is also National Celery and Caffeine Awareness Month.
•    March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
•    March 17: Artichoke Heart Day
•    March 31: Oranges & Lemons Day

April is National Garlic and Pecan Month.
•    April 6: Fresh Tomato Day
•    April 20: Lima Bean Respect Day

May is National Asparagus, Salad and Strawberry Month.
•    1st week of May is National Herb Week
•    3rd Thursday of the month is National Hummus Day
•    May 17: Walnut Day
 
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.
•    June 3: Egg Day
•    June 10: Herbs & Spices Day
•    June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day

July is National Berry Month
•    July 3: Eat Beans Day
•    July 16: Fresh Spinach Day

August is National Peach & Watermelon Month.
•    August 8: Zucchini Day
•    August 27: Banana Day
•    August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day

September is National Eat more Fruits and Veggies & Mushroom Month.
•    September 7: Acorn Squash Day
•    September 13: Peanut Day
•    September 26: Better Breakfast Day

October is National Apple Month.
•    National Kale Day (1st Wednesday)
•    World Egg Day (2nd Friday)  
•    October 22: Nut Day
•    October 29: Oatmeal Day

November is National Pepper Month.
•    November 22: Cashew Day

December
•    December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day


For more information, reference:
http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/features-month-1
http://foodimentary.com/today-in-national-food-holidays/

photo courtesy of: blisstree

Written by Elaine Secilmis

 
 

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