On June 17, many special events are marked. Let’s have a look at them
- National Eat Your Vegetable Day
National Eat Your Vegetable Day is observed on June 17 every year. Also, June is the National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month and the National Eat your Vegetable Day is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue the part of a healthy diet.
Vegetables are an important part of a healthy lifestyle and as a 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. Generally, vegetables 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.
Also, it contains 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.
It is recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. The recommendation may vary however depending on age and gender. For most vegetables, one serving is equivalent of ½ to 1 cup and can be eaten either raw or cooked.
How to observe: Make sure to consume recommended daily allowance of vegetables and also use #EatYourVegetablesDay on social media
- Global Garbage Man Day
On June 17 Global Garbage Man Day is observed and on this day the nation and the world recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and the women who keep the communities clean.
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 in your environment.
Global Garbage Man Day celebrates the great strides the industry and the experts are taking to make the world better.
How to Observe: Thank the men/women who come to collect garbage from the house. Take part in your local recycling programs. Learn about your community sanitation needs and find out how the system works. Also, use #GarbageManDay to share on social media.
History: John D.Arwood founded National Garbage Man day in 2011 to honor the men and women working hard to keep the communities clean.
- National Stewart’s Root Beer Day
National Stewart’s Root Beer Day is marked on June 17 for many years now. Celebrating this holiday every year is easy, just gather together with some friends and drink Stewart’s Root Beer.
The Stewarts’ foundation classics which originated in 1924 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.
National Apple Strudel Day
Today marks the National Apple Strudel Day. In German, the world strudel means whirlpool or eddy. This tasty dessert is perfectly described by its German language as the sweet mixture of fruits, sugar, spices, and layers of thin dough that are rolled together and baked.
The dish which is often served at bakeries and coffee shops, strudel can be a salty dish.
How to Observe: Enjoy Apple Strudel with friends and also you can make your own Apple Strudel. Use #AppleStrudelDay on social media.
National Cherry Tart Day
National Cherry day is usually observed on June 17 but it is also suggested that June 18 and June 21 are also the days for this unofficial food holiday
A tart has a shallow crust and the filling can be sweet and savory. On June 17 or 18 or 21, the choice is a sweet and lip-smacking cherry filling. As with apples, eat the sweetest cherries. Use the sour cherries and sweeten them with sugar to make a delicious tart.
How to Observe: if you’re observing all the three days
- Fresh Cherry Tart
- Cherry Tart
- Tart Cherry Tartlets
Also, use #National CherryTartDay on social media