National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Lifestyles have changed a lot this past decade. Traditional values have been replaced by modern thoughts. The biggest change is seen in our eating habits. Gone are the days when food prepared at home was preferred over food bought from outside. Today, most of us enjoy eating  out or a quick takeaway. However, these frequent outings often mean that we end up eating foods that are not healthy for us. Eat your Vegetables Day is undoubtedly a great way to re-introduce healthy eating habits into our lives. Interesting activities could be included to celebrate the importance of the day.

Activities that Stress the Importance of the Day

A welcome change in our current lifestyles, the importance of the day dedicated to eating vegetables cannot be stressed in present times. The rules of how to celebrate the day are interesting and unique. Celebrations involve eating more vegetables. On this day vegetables are a part of every meal and snack! Some of the interesting activities on this day would be trying to be vegetarian or adding the maximum colored vegetables in your meal. To add an interesting twist to the activity try keeping the number of colors above 5 at each meal.

A Few Fun Activities to Make the Day Interesting

You are sure to have so much fun that these activities could easily be extended for the month or even made a part of your daily routine. Have fun by trying out new vegetables or experimenting with innovative dishes. Yet another interesting activity could be eating food by color. You could try to build  each meal around a single color. In case you have decided to enjoy these activities for a little longer then try color-coding each day. For instance, green on Mondays, yellow on Tuesdays, and so on. You could even try yellow for breakfast, green for lunch and so on.

Tracing the Origin of the Day

Celebrated on the 17th of July every year, the origin of the day remains unknown despite a lot of research on the subject. Teachers and parents could teach children the importance of the day as well as guide them about how to celebrate the day. Younger children could learn to identify the vegetables and their colors. Older children could be taught the importance of vegetables. They could also be taught simple recipes, especially how to mix a salad or make a soup. Children should be encouraged to make healthy choices and follow healthy food habits regularly.

Teaching our Children How to Celebrate the Day

The emphasis should be on eating healthy for a long, healthy life. This day could also be used as a starting point for would-be gardeners. Try buying some seeds or plants from your local nursery and start your own kitchen garden on Eat Your Vegetables Day. You and your family could resolve that the next ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ shall be celebrated by using garden fresh vegetables! Regardless of the activities we choose to celebrate the day, we must work hard at explaining the importance of the day particularly to the next generation.

Vegetables Quotes

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
- Doug Larson

I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it's in the blood.
- Terry Pratchett

I'm a very, very healthy eater. I eat lots of fish, lots of vegetables, lots of fruit. I don't eat junk food.
- Victoria Beckham

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock.
- Paula Deen

National Eat Your Vegetables Day