March means Spring and National Nutrition Month! Eating healthy is an important part of staying healthy, and it's recommended that you eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.In The Garden State this shouldn't be a problem. Over 9,000 farms call New Jersey home and is a leader in United States Agriculture. This offers a plethora of options from starting your own garden to ordering fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat every month!
Grow Your Own
If starting your own garden appeals to you, Spring is the time to do it! Raised Gardens make vegetable gardening easier by cutting down on the amount of weeding needed, giving you the ability to tailor the soil to your needs, and giving you the ability to practice square-foot gardening and maximize your produce-per-space. This gives you the ability to control what kinds of vegetables you grow (and put on your table) and whether/what kind of pesticides are used. Gardening is also good for your mental health as well as your physical health and highly recommended by healthcare officials everywhere.
Support The Garden State
If gardening isn't an option for you, you can order produce weekly or monthly from local New Jersey Farms through CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) programs. What could be better than farm-to-table in your own home? This gives you the opportunity to learn about and try new kinds of produce you haven't experienced before, constant healthy options at home, and the ability to support local farms.
Whether you're getting down and dirty and growing your own, or ordering a weekly basket from the farm just outside of town, eating healthy is important for the whole family. Kids who see their parents eat healthy are more likely to eat healthy as well, and families that have healthy habits have lower healthcare costs. If you're having trouble getting on the healthy-eating train, you have the option of seeing a Nutritionist. Nutritionists are covered by your insurance, so call Cosmo Insurance today to find a Nutritionist in your network!