Enjoy the delicious samples at the Farmer’s Market throughout the month of March and visit with a registerd dietitian to learn about healthy eating tips each week at the market.
March 4th – Come enjoy a taste of fruit-infused waters and learn strategies for eliminating soda in your diet. Sugar-sweetened beverages are filled with empty calories and have been linked with obesity, type two diabetes, and dental decay. These empty calories from sugar quickly add up and are the largest contributor to the problem of pediatric and adult obesity. Our dietetic interns calculated how many flights of stairs you need to climb and steps you need to walk to negate the empty sugar calories from soda. We will also be selling our reusable water bottles at the Market. They are Nalgene brand, BPA-free, 1-Liter bottles in various colors. While you are visiting the market, pick up our handouts on healthy beverages and take home recipes for delicious fruit, veggie, and herb-infused waters.
March 11th – Enjoy samples of antibiotic-free meats. Be sure to check the blog next week for information regarding what St. Joe’s is doing to eliminate food that has been raised with non-therapeutic antibiotics. We are proud to serve poultry that has been raised without antibiotics.
March 18th – Come learn about all the great opportunities around campus for physical activity. Take the summit climb, walk the outdoor path, and even consider signing up for the Ann Arbor 5k run which will be held at the Farm on April 25th.
March 25th – Stop by the market to sample a healthy sweet treat. We are busy trying out new recipes for a healthy dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. We will share our recipes which have delicious ingredients like oats, dried cherries, dark chocolate and honey. Simple, no-bake desserts that are low in calories but high in flavor. Our own St. Joe version of an energy bar cannot be missed.