TIP OF THE WEEK

Social media can influence children in numerous ways, but getting kids to eat healthier isn’t one of them. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool, children who viewed pictures of social media influencers with unhealthy foods ate 91 calories, on average, more than children who saw pictures of influencers without any food items or with healthy food items. To help you kids eat healthier and to form wise nutritional habits, here are some tips from WebMD.com:

- Avoid placing restrictions on food

- Keep healthy food on hand

- Don’t label foods as “good” or “bad”

- Praise healthy choices

- Don’t nag about unhealthy choices

- Never use food as a reward

- Sit down to family dinners

- Prepare plates in the kitchen

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EASY RECIPE

Avocado Corn Salad

For a bright, colorful salad, try this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen:

- 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved

- 3 ears of corn, cooked, shucked and cut off the cob

- 2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced

- 1/2 red onion (medium), thinly sliced

- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

- 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice from 1 to 2 limes

- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced

In a large salad bowl, combine sliced tomatoes, corn kernels, sliced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, chopped cilantro and minced garlic cloves. Drizzle the top with extra virgin olive oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss the salad gently just until combined and serve.

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DRINK

Rise Brewing Co. partners with U.S. Olympic teams

Nitro cold brew coffee brand Rise Brewing Co. recently announced it will partner with USA Surfing and USA Climbing teams for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Surfing and climbing will debut at the 2020 games with Rise being their official coffee sponsor. The coffee will be provided to the organizations, judges, athletes and attendees in an effort to ramp up Rise’s national distribution and recognition.

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FUN FACT

Bell pepper lobes

The number of lobes of a bell pepper can help you determine how to use them when cooking. According to PopSugar.com, bell peppers that have four lobes are sweeter and best eaten raw, while bell peppers with three lobes are best cooked or grilled and contain fewer seeds.

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