July the time to celebrate many foods

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today is National Spinach Day and Thursday is Peach Ice Cream Day. It’s also National Blueberry Month, National Ice Cream Month and National Hot Dog Month.
You can look forward to National Caviar Day on Friday and National Lollipop Day on Sunday, which is also National Ice Cream Day, always celebrated on the third Sunday of July. Monday is National Junk Food Day. You can look forward to National Milk Chocolate Day on July 28, National Lasagna Day on July 29 and National Cheesecake Day on July 30.
August is the time to celebrate watermelon, chocolate chips and oysters, but not all together.
McBites are back
This Thursday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m., McDonald’s will help people fend off their summer snack attack by offering Charlotte area customers a free order of snack-sized Chicken McBites. This three-hour event is McDonald’s way of saying thank you to customers for their loyalty while giving them the opportunity to try out their Chicken McBites.
McBites are poppable bite-size pieces of tender chicken breast covered in seasoning.
Food online
If you can’t get enough reading material on food, check out spenser magazine. It’s a free online publication that looks just like a glossy, heavyweight publication. The photography is impressive, the stories concise and there’s plenty of recipes, indexed just a few pages in. It’s on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. You can also get its app for your mobile device, or become a member. http://www.spensermag.com/
Another giant cookie
Following on he heels of Papa John’s, Pizza Hut is introducing the Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie, conveniently packed in a pizza box and sliced up just like a pizza. It’s $5.99 by itself or $4.99 with the purchase of a savory pizza.
Across the pond
According to the BBC,school meals in England are changing. They will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day and no more than two portions of fried food each week.
They are emphasizing water and limit fruit juice servings to The regulations promote drinking water and limit fruit juice servings to 150 ml (about 5 ounces).
Schools will also have to provide at least three different fruits and three different vegetables each week. And no more than two pastry items per week.