As a child, a teen and into my adult years, there was always one constant
when it came to planning a vacation, be it alone or with family. The Sunshine State of Florida was always on the agenda.
Having a large number of family members scattered throughout the state made planning rather easy.
Now, as a mom, and with a family of my own, I am always on the lookout for opportunities to
reunite the cousins, aunts and uncles for family get togethers. Throw in some warm weather, sunshine and the occasional dip
in the pool and I am one happy camper.
One of my fondest memories
as a kid was going for the day to an orange grove and picking our own oranges with my uncle. For a kid from the great white
north, that was really something special. After a few hours in the sweltering heat, finally getting to try them was a reward
worth waiting for. Cold tasty orange juice and all the wholesome goodness it had to offer. I didn't drink it for the nutritional
value; I drank it cause it tasted great.
With my own children growing up so quickly, with busy schedules of their
own, I find it equally important for them to take the time to think about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Why not begin the day with orange juice...
There is something Amazing Inside every glass of 100% Florida Orange Juice. On May 4th, we celebrate
National OJ Day.
For generations, the Florida Department of
Citrus has worked on behalf of the Florida Citrus Growers to help educate consumers about Florida Orange Juice and the healthy
attributes it brings to your breakfast table everyday. Some families have been in the business for generations. Orange juice
provides us with the Amazing 5: great taste, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and no added sugar. There definitely is something
Amazing Inside every glass of 100% Florida Orange Juice. Florida is one of the few places on earth that has the ideal conditions
to grow citrus trees. Warm weather, sandy soil and a sub-tropical climate make for the perfect environment. Vitamin C is
always being talked about and heralded as a powerful antioxidant, which aids in the formation of collagen (a component of
bones, gums and cartilage) and helps to regulate the absorption, transport and storage of some of the irons the body requires
for healthy living. Orange Juice is chalk full of vitamin C. A healthy balanced diet should contain a daily serving of Florida
As I type this message, I have a cold glass of Florida Orange Juice
in front of me. It's not just for breakfast in my house.
May 4th, National OJ Day, WonderMoms will be hosting a Twitter Party at 9:00pm to talk about all the benefits of drinking
Florida Orange Juice and the importance of making it part of your everyday healthy living. We invite you to join us by following
the #nationalOJday hashtag and make sure to follow @KathyBuckworth and @AmazingInsideOJ on Twitter for a chance to win!
Full contest rules can be found on their website here.