Happy 4th of July! In observation of today’s holiday, let’s take a little trivia quiz just for fun.

  1. July 4, 2019, marks the ____ birthday of the U.S.
  2. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
  3. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
  4. What was the original national bird going to be?
  5. Which President died on July 4?


American Flag


1) 243rd

2) John Hancock

3) The 13 original colonies

4) Turkey

5) Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe

I find that last one to be amazing!

May your holiday be blessed with family, friends, healthy food, safety, and good weather.


Photo credit: West Point – The U.S. Military Academy on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND




Photo credit: West Point – The U.S. Military Academy on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND


Cyd Notter

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Cyd Notter is a graduate of the Center for Nutrition Studies, a past newspaper columnist, and a certified instructor for several dietary therapy courses (The Starch Solution, Food Over Medicine, and Women’s Health). As the author of The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture, Cyd illustrates the correlations between biblical principles and healthy eating, and provides readers with effective strategies for taking an active role in their health. She offers a variety of educational and cooking classes, provides nutritional coaching on both individual and corporate levels, and speaks to local groups. She’s currently developing an online Transformation System in order to help those struggling with chronic health or weight issues to finally achieve long-term success. She and her husband live in Illinois, where they enjoy outdoor activities, classic movies, and old Volkswagens.