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The holiday season is right around the corner! Few things warm our hearts more than families gathering for shared meals and creating meaningful memories over the next two months.
Sometimes the stress of the holidays can feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways you and your family can remain mindful of healthy habits during this holiday season.
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Mothers come from every ethnicity, every sexual orientation, and from every socioeconomic background. We may have given birth. We may have adopted. We may just serve as maternal figures and role models to those who need us. We may work, or we may stay home with our children. We may be single moms, married moms, or harried moms. But this world wouldn’t exist without our mamas! And though we should be celebrated every second, Mother’s Day is that special day to give extra thanks.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by advertisements that make it seem imperative for us to express our love for friends and family with purchased goods. From staples like flowers and candy to bank-breaking jewelry and five-star restaurant reservations, decades of Valentine’s Day marketing have effectively equated love with flashy gifts and showy displays of affection.
Valentine’s Day as we know it in the United States primarily focuses on romantic love, often downplaying or outright excluding the relationships we have with family and friends. Alternatively, the Valentine’s Day equivalent celebrated in many Latin-American countries is “El Día de Amor y Amistad,” or “The Day of Love and Friendship.” In countries such as Colombia and Bolivia, the focus on both love and friendship encourages the celebration of our relationships with families and friends alongside relationships with significant others.
Here are some ideas for how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day as your own personal day of love and friendship:
A festive feast is one of the things we love most about holiday celebrations, but it’s difficult to find ways to keep leftovers from going to waste. Looking for a way to transform the leftover fare from your holiday dinner into a healthy meal for your family to enjoy? A frittata is a great way to repurpose your uneaten meats and veggies into a yummy breakfast or light lunch! It’s easy to substitute the meats and veggies listed for whatever you have on hand for a personalized touch.
We’ve talked about food systems on our blog before, and its likely you’ve seen many efforts to donate to and highlight one component of our local food system: emergency food programs.
You already know that the food system refers to the production of food, policies surrounding food in communities, and our consumption habits. But what happens when our food system is not sustainable or equitable and cannot provide enough food for everyone? Unfortunately, this is the reality across America and the world today.
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