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Reducing Food Waste When Cooking at Home

September 13, 2019
Gain more by wasting less! Practicing a few, smart habits in the kitchen can help you waste less food, spend less money, and help the Earth! As a community, it is important to make a conscious effort to minimize food waste, while still making nutritious, healthy choices. What can you do to ensure the most from your food?

All about Root Vegetables!

September 04, 2019
Fall is the season for root vegetables! Visit the CNS blog to learn more about the different types of these delicious vegetables and how to prepare them.

Healthy Eating with Vegetarian Meals

August 19, 2019
A vegetarian diet consists of various plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.  While there are several types of vegetarianism, people who follow a vegetarian diet tend to not eat meat, fish, poultry, and sometimes dairy and eggs. No matter your choice of vegetarian lifestyle, it’s important to consume a variety of plant-based foods to meet your daily nutritional needs. Learn more about how to make a meat-free diet a healthy dietary choice right for you.

Stone Fruits are in Season!

August 14, 2019
Nothing screams summer more than the sweet, juicy flavors of stone fruits! The term “stone fruit” refers to fruits that contain a hard inner pit or seed, which resembles a stone. From peaches and nectarines to plums, cherries, and apricots, there is an assortment of stone fruits available.

Head Back to School with a Healthy Lunch!

August 07, 2019
It’s that time of year again that kids are heading back to school! Whether your child brings a packed lunch from home or buys lunch from the cafeteria, a healthy, balanced lunch is an essential component to a positive and successful school day. The beginning of the school year is a great time to start (or continue!) making healthy eating choices!

Quick Family Meals

July 31, 2019
Now that summer is almost over and kids are heading back to school, it’s time to get back into a regular routine of preparing family dinners on weeknights. Don’t let everyone’s busy schedules stop you from making a healthy, nutritious meal!

Ways to Stay Active during Warm Weather

July 24, 2019
Is the summer heat not fitting into your physical activity routine? Spending an extended amount of time outdoors may not be a practical option for you, but don’t let the rising temperatures keep you from staying active!

Add Summer Squash to Your Meal!

July 17, 2019
Summer squash is in season! Find it at your local grocery store or farmers market to bring a pop of color and crunch to your meals. This versatile vegetable can be prepared in a variety of ways and added to several dishes you already make!

What is Vitamin D?

July 10, 2019
Have you ever read a Nutrition Facts Label and wondered why vitamin D is one of the nutrients listed? Vitamin D is a nutrient of concern, meaning most Americans don’t consume enough. Low intake of Vitamin D can be associated with health concerns, such as osteoporosis. 

Refresh Yourself with Summer Fruit

July 04, 2019
Hot, summer days are the perfect time to take advantage of some of your favorite seasonal fruits! From watermelon and cantaloupe to an assortment of summer berries, fruits are a nutritional, sweet treat that the whole family can enjoy.

Eating Right with Added Sugar

July 02, 2019
What does the term “Added Sugars” mean? Added sugars are sweeteners and syrups that are added to processed or prepared foods, like frozen foods, cereals, snacks, sweets, and soft drinks.  This differs from natural sugars, which are found naturally in foods, such as fresh fruits and dairy products.  What are some easy ways that you can reduce your added sugar intake?

Enjoy a Picnic this Summer

June 12, 2019
Summer is here! The days are longer and the temperature is rising! One way to soak in the summer fun is with a family picnic at your local park or even in your backyard.

Happy National Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June 05, 2019
June is here, and we are celebrating National Fruit and Vegetable Month! Fruits and vegetables are a key part to an overall healthy eating pattern. They’re delicious, versatile, convenient, and fun to eat! With so many kinds to choose from, it’s easy to find new ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables all season long!

Swing into Spring with Fruits and Vegetables

May 22, 2019
Springtime is in full effect! The warm weather brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to your local grocery store, farmers market, and garden. Spring into the season with a variety of new fruits and vegetables!