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Watermelon – A Juicy, Fun Way to Take Your Vitamins

 

Kids want great taste.  You want to give them the vitamins, minerals and fiber their growing bodies need.  Serve watermelon and you’ll both be happy!

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don’t get dehydrated; it’s 92 percent water.  A two cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, and C, and it provides seven percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories.

Watermelon is fat free and also contains fiber.  Its beautiful red color comes from all natural lycopene, an antioxidant that can help keep kids’ bodies healthy.

Watermelon can be eaten at any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and it’s a wonderful snack for the whole family.  Delicious on its own, watermelon is a fantastic ingredient in recipes too.  Previously just a summertime treat, tasty watermelon is now available year-round.

A watermelon carving makes a great addition to a kids’ party buffet, and the birthday boy or girl can help make it.  The salad inside can be as simple as a mixture of blueberries, seedless green grapes, and balls of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon.  It’s colorful and kids will love it!



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