Health Observances and Holidays
DecemberNational Pear Month
Did you know that pears are available fresh and in abundance for most of the year including winter, when many other fruits are out of season. Learn more on our Pears page and try one of our pear recipes.
Eat a Red Apple Day
USDA. FNIC. SNAP-Ed Connection
December 1st. Though the origin of this day is unknown, it was likely established to celebrate the health benefits of red apples, which are basically the same as any apple, but the red color means more anthiocyanins!
National Handwashing Awareness Week
Henry the Hand Foundation.
National Handwashing Awareness Week is the first full week of December each year. Frequently handwashing washes away germs and prevents sickness.
National Gazpacho Day
USDA. FNIC. SNAP-Ed Connection.
Gazpacho, traditionally served cold, is of Spanish origin. Though this soup is traditionally served in the Summer, try making a batch today and remembering those Summer months.
Helpful Holiday Links
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Need an ingredient substitution, an answer to a baking question, advice on preparing foods ahead? This handy resource can help you find what you need quickly during the busy holiday season.