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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!

Celebrate National Salad Month!

May 17, 2019
The month of May is National Salad Month! Tossing a quick salad for dinner or lunch can be an easy and creative way to encourage healthy eating habits and get all the components of a balanced meal. Celebrate May by turning over a new leaf and incorporating a variety of salads into your diet!

Healthy Grilling Alternatives

May 13, 2019
Warm weather is upon us. One perfect way to enjoy the summer and outdoors is to have a fun-filled barbecue! The distinct barbecue flavor, diverse assortments of meats, vegetables, and marinades to choose from, and company of everyone together are what makes barbecues so memorable and special!

Stay Active for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

May 01, 2019
During the month of May, we are celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! As a family, it is important that you and your children are getting enough exercise into your day. From taking a walk around the park to playing a game of soccer or even gardening, there are several ways to get moving! Get outdoors, stay active, and have fun!

Let’s Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week

April 25, 2019
This week, we are celebrating the 7th Annual Every Kid Healthy Week, which recognizes the tremendous efforts by school professionals, nutrition educators, families, and communities to improve the health and wellness of students in schools.

Go Green for Earth Day!

April 23, 2019
Earth Day (April 22) may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop celebrating! Do your part every day to maintain a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Meal Planning on a Budget

April 16, 2019
Help keep your grocery shopping and cooking organized by planning ahead for your family meals. Eating tasty food, both nutritious and healthy, doesn’t require a hefty budget! Planning your meals ahead can potentially help to save you time and money.

Take a Trip to the Farmers Market

April 09, 2019
Now that the weather is getting warmer,enjoy the outdoors by taking a trip to the farmers market! The farmers market is a great place to sample and buy fresh produce that is locally grown. There is so much to see, smell, and taste that it will be quite the experience for you and your entire family! Check out our blog for more information on the benefits of shopping at the farmers market!

Celebrate National Public Health Week!

April 04, 2019
This week is National Public Health Week! NPHW focuses on the importance of creating healthy communities through prevention and prioritizing health in government policy making. What are some ways you can make a difference in creating a healthier community in your area?

Eat your Greens for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It’s a festive day to wear green, have fun with friends and family, watch the community parade, and test your luck of the Irish! What are you doing to celebrate Shamrock Day? Make this day memorable by adding more greens to your plate!

Making Healthy Choices While Dining Out

March 11, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month! This month is focused on making nutritious food choices and developing lifestyle habits that will keep you feeling happy and healthy! But how can you make sound choices while dining out at a restaurant? Read our blog to learn some tips on what you can do to enjoy a restaurant meal, while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Say Na to Sodium and K to Potassium!

February 28, 2019
Help your heart this February! Did you know that potassium can lower your blood pressure, leading to improved heart health? In contrast, research demonstrates that a diet high in sodium can lead to elevated blood pressure, increasing the risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Check out some suggestions for how to reduce your sodium intake in your everyday meals.

Eat the Rainbow: Choose a Colorful Variety of Fruits to Improve Heart Health

February 26, 2019
February is American Heart Month. The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For the month of February, we will be highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. When you add fresh, frozen, or canned fruits packed in water or 100% fruit juice to your daily meals, you can add lots of sweet flavor with a bonus of fiber and potassium, which can keep your taste buds and heart happy.

Celebrate February with Heart-Healthy Foods

February 22, 2019
Happy American Heart Month! Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels normal can help lower your chances of developing heart disease! One way to keep these risk factors at bay is to eat a heart-healthy diet! To keep your heart healthy this February and every month, try incorporating some of these foods into your daily meals.

Lettuce Celebrate Heart Health Month by Eating a Variety of Vegetables

February 21, 2019
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For the month of February, we will be highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart-healthy diet. Adding a colorful variety of vegetables to your diet will ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that your heart and body need.