NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY
National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed annually on June 17. June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, and National Eat Your Vegetables Day is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue with this part of a healthy diet.
Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the main meal or as a snack, vegetables can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Each vegetable has its own nutritional content though generally, they contain a little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals and carbohydrates. They also contain a variety of other phytochemicals, some of which have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. Many vegetables also contain fiber which is important for gastrointestinal function. Another benefit is the essential nutrients that vegetables contain that are necessary for healthy hair and skin.
When eating a diet consisting of the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, it may help lower the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. These diets may also help to decrease bone loss and protect against some cancers. The potassium provided may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
It is recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. This recommendation may vary, however, depending on age and gender. For most vegetables, one serving is equivalent of 1/2 to 1 cup and can be eaten either raw or cooked.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make sure you consume your recommended daily allowance of vegetables. Use #EatYourVegetablesDay on social media.
We were unable to find the founder of National Eat Your Vegetables Day.
GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY
On June 17 during Global Garbage Man Day, the nation and the world takes time to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean.
We describe the experts who collect the garbage, recyclables and castoffs from our homes and neighborhoods by several names. Whether they are the sanitation specialists or waste management professionals, we appreciate their arrival on a regularly scheduled basis.
The role of waste management goes far beyond garbage collection. In each community, they provide a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce the impact we have on our environment. Global Garbage Man Day celebrates the great strides the industry and the experts are taking to make a better world for all of us.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Thank your garbage men and women. Take part in your local recycling programs. Learn more about your community’s sanitation needs and find out how the system works. Use #GarbageManDay to share on social media.
John D. Arwood founded National Garbage Man Day in 2011 to honor the men and women working hard in the industry to keep communities safe and clean. Recognizing efforts around the world, the celebration became Global Garbage Man Day.
NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY
For many years now, June 17 has the distinction of being National Stewart’s Root Beer Day. Celebrating this holiday each year is easy, just gather together some friends and some of Stewart’s Root Beer and enjoy!
Originating in 1924 in Mansfield Ohio, Stewart’s Fountain Classics were a brand of old-fashioned fountain sodas. They are a brand of premium soft drinks made in the United States. Founded by Frank Stewart, he set up his first drive-in root beer stand to supplement his income as a school teacher.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #StewartsRootBeerDay to share on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the founder of National Stewart’s Root Beer Day. For more information on Stewart’s Root Beer, visit their history page.
NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY
On June 17 get whirled up in pastry dough, apples and spices. It’s National Apple Strudel Day. In German, the word strudel means whirlpool or eddy. This tasty dessert is perfectly described by its German language as the sweet mixture of fruit, sugar, spices and layers of thin dough that are rolled together and baked. The result is a bubbling, flaky treat.
Often served at bakeries and coffee shops, strudel can also be a savory dish.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy an apple strudel with some friends. You can also make your own with this apple strudel recipe. Use #AppleStrudelDay on social media.
At this time, National Day Calendar has not been able to ascertain the origins of National Apple Strudel Day.
NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY
National Cherry Tart Day is a tart dispute. While usually observed on June 17, it is also suggested that June 18 and 21 are also the days for this unofficial food holiday. To be on the safe side, make three.
Now, if you are looking for a cherry pie, we’ve blown the top off that day. Or rather, it’s been left off entirely. A tart has a shallow crust, and the filling can be sweet or savory. On June 17 (18 or 21), the choice is a sweet and lip-smacking cherry filling!
As with apples, eat the sweetest cherries fresh. Use those sour cherries and sweeten them up with some sugar to make a delicious, crowd-pleasing tart.
HOW TO OBSERVE
We have you covered if you are taking part in all three days.
Use #NationalCherryTartDay to share on social media.
We were unable to identify the origin of National Cherry Tart Day.
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