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Staying Busy during Break – Tips on Staying Active for Parents and Kids

March 19, 2020
Spring break is here! With school out, it’s important for children’s bodies and brains to remain active. How can you provide activities and structure for your children’s free time, while maintaining your sanity as a parent? It’s never too late to start healthy habits. Make activities enjoyable and engaging for your child without disrupting your normal routine! Be a role model and encourage fun ideas to keep children of all ages active and busy this spring break with these helpful tips.

How Can You Practice Mindful Eating?

March 18, 2020
When you think about the last meal you ate, how did you feel? What type of environment were you in? Did you savor the taste of your food? All of this can be related to mindful eating. Mindful eating allows you to be in control of your eating habits to help you enjoy your food and maintain a healthy eating pattern.

Every Bite Counts Towards Healthful Eating Habits!

March 10, 2020
During the month of March, we are celebrating National Nutrition Month! This nutrition education campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, promotes the importance of making educated food choices and maintaining healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Think Outside the Lunch Box this National Pack Your Lunch Day!

March 02, 2020
Think outside the lunch box this National Pack Your Lunch Day and keep your lunchtime routine from getting stale! Get creative with refreshing and colorful lunchtime ideas for whether you're packing your own or your whole family’s lunch for work and school this March 10th.

Brighten Your Plate by Choosing Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

February 24, 2020
There is a rainbow of fruits and vegetables that offer several health benefits! Make your meals vibrant and nutritious by choosing a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Learn more about the different ways you can add colors onto your plate and promote good health.

Get the Most with Canned Food

February 18, 2020
Not only is February American Heart Month, but it is also National Canned Food Month! From peaches and corn to beans, tuna, chicken broth, and chickpeas, you will be sure to find many staple foods that are stored in cans. How can you incorporate canned foods into your next meal?

Tickle Your Taste Buds this National Library Lover’s Month!

February 12, 2020
Turn the page to your next family adventure! February is National Library Lover’s Month and books are fun and exciting way to introduce a variety of topics like eating right, identifying fruits and vegetables, celebrating food traditions around the world, and growing and cooking food.

Heart-healthy Celebration Ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 05, 2020
Is your heart racing for Valentine’s Day? Although candy and dessert tend to take center stage on Valentine’s Day, holiday celebrations are a great place to incorporate healthy eating ideas and physical activity into a child’s life.

How Can Advertisements Influence Your Food Choices?

January 22, 2020
How can advertisements influence your food choices? Food advertising is aimed to reach a wide range of people and age-levels through various sources and platforms. Advertisements can easily sway one’s food choices, especially adolescents and younger children. Learn more about how you can become an informed consumer and promote healthier eating for your whole family!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

January 15, 2020
How can you make every sip count? Water plays a crucial role in keeping our bodies healthy. Learn more information and creative tips to further promote hydration throughout the day here!

Learn More about the Hottest Topics in Nutrition!

January 08, 2020
Have you ever wanted to learn more about hot topics in nutrition, but didn’t know where to look for a reliable research-based resource? The CNS has the answer for you with our Nutrition Fact Sheets! Be sure check out the latest additions to our website, like Gluten, the Paleo Diet, Water, Caffeine, and Energy Drinks.