There’s so much to love about the month of September, especially since it just so happens to be National Potato Month! The average American eats about 124 pounds of potatoes per year, while Germans eat about twice as much. Today, potatoes are grown in all 50 states of the U.S. and in about 125 countries throughout the world.
We’ve said it before that snacking has become increasingly popular over the years, but it has always been common among children and adolescents, particularly after school. Many students eat lunch early—11:30 a.m. or even before—and then have an afternoon of classes and maybe even an after-school activity before their next opportunity to eat. It’s no surprise that most kids are starving by the time they get home and thus, reach for a snack.
Holy cow! It’s National Cheeseburger Day! This day is arguably one of our favorite food holidays on the calendar! From the classic cheeseburger to the craziest combination of cheese and toppings, we love a good beef patty.
“Game Day” season is upon us! It’s time for tailgating, get togethers around the big screen TV and cheering on your favorite team while enjoying savory and mouthwatering snacks. Whether you like football, basketball or anything in between, the frozen aisles at the grocery store provide all the answers for delicious snack recipes and easy to prepare products. You’ll have your game day menu ready in no time!
September is National Chicken Month! There are so many ways to dress up this versatile American staple. It’s no wonder that chicken is the most consumed protein in the U.S. In fact, Americans eat more chicken than anyone else in the world – more than 90 pounds per capita in 2015. Let’s take a trip around the world for some inspiration to liven up your weekly menu.
With the school season in full swing, it’s imperative that you put your children on the bus with full bellies. Breakfast is the most important meal as it gives you the fuel you need to get you through your day, and it’s especially important for growing kids. Fortunately, the frozen food and dairy aisles in the grocery store are stocked with convenient and delicious breakfast ideas and products to make the mornings easier and ensure your kiddos are ready to learn and tackle the day!
Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As always, it’s crunch time for creative breakfast ideas, fun lunchbox meals and delicious family dinners. Back to school also can mean meals on-the-go or very little time to cook. Take time to cook ahead so that you can heat and eat and spend more time with your families during this busy season. Our Cool Food Panelists are more than prepared for you and your kiddos to head back to school.
Whether you’re sad that summer is on its way out (bye warm weather 🙁 ) or excited that fall is just around the corner (hello pumpkin spice 🙂 ), it’s not too late to celebrate all-things-summer with a final shindig! Gather your friends and family and reminisce on all the memories made over the summer months.
There are many benefits to packing your child’s lunch or allowing them to pack it (with your guidance.) Not only do you get the opportunity to educate them on healthy food choices, you get to select wholesome and nutritious options that have the best chance of getting eaten. While the school lunch menu is designed to be well-balanced and nutritious, your child won’t benefit if they don’t like and won’t eat some of the items. Kids are more likely to eat foods they help choose.
Did you know that August marks National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month? People in the United States eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day — that averages to about one a day for every American. Nearly 60% of adults pack a sandwich for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 70% of parents pack a sandwich for a child’s lunch at least once a week.