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Picnic-Friendly Recipes + #SummerPicnic Twitter Party

Summer is the perfect time to pack a picnic and head to the local park for some family time. Join Produce for Kids, Christine of Cook the Story, and Jazz Apples on July 30 at 9pm ET for the #SummerPicnic Twitter party! We’ll be chatting all about summer picnics and sharing our favorite recipes and tips. We’ll also be giving away some great prizes!

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Snacks for the Beach or Pool

With summer in full swing, many families are hitting their local beach, pool or lake for some fun in the sun. Take time to pack your cooler with some healthy snacks to keep the crew satisfied and hydrated during the outdoor activities. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all of the delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables and fresh produce is easy and quick to prepare. There are so many easy and healthy snacking options with the bounty of fresh produce during the summer.

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Top 10 Fun Summer Cookout Ideas

Warmer weather is just around the corner and that means more opportunities to enjoy a backyard barbecue. Just about anything can be cooked on the grill like meat, vegetables or even fruits! And one bonus for cooking outside: fewer dishes to clean up! Whether you’re getting together with family and friends or just enjoying some time outdoors, here are a few ideas to help make your cookout a success.

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Helping Kids Develop a Positive Body Image

Most of us know how hard it is to attain a healthy body image. Too short, too tall; too big, too small, the reasons for feeling bad about our bodies are endless. For kids, the pressures can be even greater as they struggle to get used to their ever-changing bodies.

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What’s in Season for July?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for July and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

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Build a Better Burger

Summer is here and 4th of July is right around the corner! Grilling out burgers is a must for any summer cookout and definitely a family favorite in my household. Check out this handy infographic to building a better burger and let kids pick their own toppings! Or you can create a burger bar for a fun, themed cookout!

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Tips for Grilling Fruits & Veggies

The weather is heating up and summer is right around the corner. It’s time for outdoor cooking once again. When it comes to getting kids involved with cooking, grilling offers a great opportunity to experience fruits and vegetables in refreshing new ways.

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