Did You Know...

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The first known appearance of the word "nachos" in English dates to 1949, from the book A Taste of Texas.

Try This, Not That: Mango Squeezers vs. Fruit Cup

When you walk down the packaged fruit aisle in the grocery store, you might think "this is all fruit and fruit is good for you so I'm going to grab a few for the kids lunches". Problem... ADDED sugar! When choosing a packaged fruit be sure to read the label for the total calories per serving and total carbohydrates (which will be higher if sugar is added).
Fruit pouches (or squeezers) are a new trend in packaged fruit products. Applesauce or fruit in a squeezable container (that is utensil-free and very portable) has become a snack most kids WANT.  
In comparing this product squeezer to Dole mandarin oranges, the squeezer wins!

*Take note of the change in texture, the applesauce consistency vs. the fruit chunks.*

Try This, Not That: Juice

When choosing a juice be VERY CAUTIOUS! The recommendations of juice consumption for children is 4-6 ounces per day. Most household cups are 16 ounces in size. Lots of empty calories are consumed just in juice consumption.

For example, if you were to drink a tall glass of the regular cran-grape juice shown above (thinking that cranberry is really healthy for you), you would be consuming 240 calories & 62 grams of sugar--> equivalent to almost a small meal!