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Plastic Free July

No More Plastic Plastic Free July is part of a global movement that has inspired 120 million participants in 177 countries. This environmental movement is calling for the refusal of single-use plastics, or ones that can not be recycled. Examples of single-use plastics include plastic knives and forks, plastic water bottles and coffee cup lids. Companies like Starbucks and McDonalds plan to go plastic free by 2020 and will save 1 billion straws.   It Hurts...


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Beat the Heat

As it continues to get warmer this summer, it is important to take the time for some important self-care steps to stay safe and healthy this Summer.  Stay Hydrated  It's essential to stay hydrated, it is essential for staying healthy this summer.  Some dieticians recommend drinking half your body weight in water. Eating foods like a watermelon that are high in water content can help you stay hydrated as well. Dehydration can lead to headaches, loss of energy and...


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That's what I'm Taco-ing about

Little Red Hen is celebrating Taco Tuesdays all Summer Long! While it is easy to make tacos a greasy summertime meal, they can also be healthy for you if you choose healthier options. When prepared carefully, they can be an excellent source of protein and fiber. They Encourage Meal Prep Whichever kind of Taco-ness you decide on, they are usually prepared using only a handful of ingredients. This translates to small amounts of prep time,...


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4th of July: Alternatives to Fireworks

Get ready for the Red, White, and Blue! On July 4th, 1776 our Forefathers declared the 13 colonies independence from King George of Great Britain and started the United States of America which is why we get together for fun, food, and sometimes fireworks every July 4th. But it might be time to do things differently this year, with no fireworks.   Noise Pollution  Many of us love the beautiful sight of fireworks going off...


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Global Beatles Day

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make you." Come together and have a little fun with your friends to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is The Beatles for Global Beatles Day. June 25th became Global Beatles Day to celebrate this day in 1967 when All You Need is Love was broadcast all around the world. The Beatles are not only an important piece of music history but left...


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Summer Time In Chico

It's finally here! The hottest of all seasons, but also the most fun. The time to getting away from our comfort zones and going on new adventures, vacations, and all sorts of fun activities. There can be so much to do in Chico alone, and Little Red Hen is here to lend a wing in making your summer a great one!  Outdoor adventures are a great time for kids to stretch their legs and get...


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A Rose by Any other Name

June 12 is National Red Rose Day and is a great time to add this bright and timeless flower to your garden. Red roses are known for their symbolism of love and romance and many people give them as a traditional way to express love and care to their loved ones or their significant other. Red roses get their color from natural chemicals called flavonoids, which are also responsible for giving other things in nature their...


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