Most people require 2 cups of fruit per day. Show how easy it is to get 2 cups of fruit per day.
Have a contest to ask how people are meeting their requirements - they can provide their strategies and be eligible for a raffle. It is also fun if they share fruit dessert recipes or you can print the fruit dessert recipes from this issue.
Here are some fun combos:
- 1 banana for breakfast, 1 bowl of strawberries for dessert
- 1 orange for breakfast, 1 apple for snack
- 1 cup melon at lunch, 1 fruit smoothie for dessert
Check out the calorie difference in canned fruits. Compare calories on cans of fruit with syrup versus cans of fruit packed in water or juice. Calorie differences for these two items are pretty significant. It might be interesting to see if they can guess the difference before you tell them.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.