The 4th of July is a time to gather friends and family in celebration of our national history, enjoy the sun, and share food with your community. Holiday foods can often be heavy and rely on pre-made products, so we’ve created this short guide to help you build a healthier, locally focused meal!
In 2010 the federal government passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative. The “Let’s Move!” program strives to fight childhood obesity by encouraging children to live an active lifestyle and eat a nutritious diet. The Healthy Act also regulates the quantity of sugar and fats served to children at school. This statute helps guarantee that school-aged children receive at least one healthy meal a day.