Lanette Hebert, Zak, Claire
Mindful eating is all about understanding how your food looks, smells, feels and tastes. When practicing mindful eating, we slow down and notice how much we are eating and aware of how it makes us feel.
Conduct this simple activity as a family.
In planning meals and snacks, keep in mind that apples are a fruit and the USDA MyPlate guidelines recommends that ½ of your plate should be fruits & vegetables.
Apples are a great snack or addition to your meals. They have lots of nutrition and are fat, sodium and cholesterol free. Be sure to wash apples before eating. They should be rinsed in clean, running water. Rub briskly to remove dirt and microorganisms. Dry with a paper towel. A medium apple, which is a serving is about 80 calories and 5 grams of fiber along with Vitamin C. Apple season is in the fall but available year-round in grocery stores. There are over 2500 varieties of apples grown in the United States. Try conducting a taste test with different varieties to see which one is your favorite.
You can learn more about apples by watching the video at LSU AgCenter Nutrition Minute Video on Apples.
Reference: pixaby.com; 4-H At Home Activity Guide by National 4-H, The University of California, LSU AgCenter, www.choosemyplate.com
Compiled and Presented by Lanette Hebert, SW Region 4-H Coordinator, Louisiana 4-H.
Reviewed by Claire Zak, Extension Associate, 4-H Healthy Living Program
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture