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The family environment has a strong influence on the health and well-being of people of all ages. The eating habits and activity patterns learned within families remain with us throughout our lives.

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  • 4/2 Budget-Wise, Season-Wise: Farmers Markets
    Spring weather is almost here and with that comes the beginning of farmers market season. In Minnesota, farmers market season starts in May and extends all the way to October. This gives you opportunities to try everything from radishes and garlic scapes in May to hard squashes and pumpkins in October.

    Farmers markets provide a fantastic learning opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables this can help broaden the variety of foods you get in your diet. If you see produce at the market you don't recognize, ask the farmers. Not only will they be able to tell you what the produce is, chances are they will have tips on how to prepare it. Many farmers provide samples of their produce for buyers to taste, so you can try a food before you buy it.
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