Friday, November 18, 2011

Buy Local During the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is close behind. In order to prepare for the great meals to be had, think before you visit the grocery store down the street. Could you not fill your ingredient list with local produce? Check to see what you can buy locally to support local farmers in your area! What a great way to have a South Carolina Holiday Season!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

School Grant: It's All About the Fruits and Veggies!

Passionate about supporting schools and communities by promoting health, wellness and physical activities, Jamba Juice is sponsoring the It’s All About the Fruit and Veggies grant program to provide schools with $500 in gardening supplies and curriculum.
Grant Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Burgess Community Looking Toward the Future

The Burgess Community, near Myrtle Beach, SC is making plans for its future. Natives remember the area dominant by agriculture and farming. Over the years, population has increased and trends have changed. To keep the tradition alive from years past, the community is doing their part in reliving what Burgess used to be. Burgess Elementary School is leading the way, teaching their students the history of the community through the Farm to School Grant Program.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Calculate Nutritional Value of Your Meals

Here is a fun, interactive way to make sure you are making healthy choices at meal times. Could be a great opportunity to get your children interested in the nutritional value of what they are eating. This may encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gardening Tip: Preparing Your Plants For Winter

With the chance of frost looming in our future, now is a great time to get a head start on cutting back your plants. Many plants, especially tropical ones, get really messy after a freeze. The foliage turns mushy and makes the plants difficult to cut back! So spend some time in the garden each day prepping for winter. A little effort now will save you time in the long run.

Banning Soda in Schools Has Little Impact

State laws banning the sale of soda but not of other sweetened drinks in schools have had almost no impact on students’ consumption of sugary drinks. Should schools ban all sugary drinks to encourage students to drink more water??