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Happy American Heart Month!

February 14, 2019
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Exercise is essential for promoting your heart health! Making small changes can make a huge difference! From online workout videos to grabbing a group of friends for a game of soccer at the park, there’s lots of ways to fill in those minutes! Read more tips about how to integrate exercise into your daily routine.

Follow Your Heart to Better Health with Lean Protein

February 12, 2019
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? 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. Choosing proteins high in good fats, such as omega-3’s, and low in saturated fat, can help you to maintain a nutritious overall diet.

Keep Your Heart Healthy this American Heart Month!

February 07, 2019
Did you know February is American Heart Month? Heart disease affects thousands of people every year. Many risk factors leading to heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. You can lower these risk factors by making small changes to your daily routine. Let’s celebrate this month and every month by keeping your heart healthy with these tips.

Be Heart Healthy with Whole Grains

February 05, 2019
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? 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. MyPlate recommends adding 2-3 servings of whole grains to your day to reduce cholesterol levels and add healthful fiber and vitamins to your meals.

Make Physical Activity Fun for the Whole Family

January 28, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about how to make physical activity a healthy habit, as well as fun for the whole family!

How to Incorporate Dietary Fiber into your Breakfast

January 26, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we incorporate dietary fiber into our everyday diets? One possibility is whipping up a quick and easy morning meal.

Fostering Family Time Around Family Meals

January 25, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines.

Focus on Fiber Packed Meals and Snacks Throughout the Day

January 16, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we easily include dietary fiber into our everyday diet?

Bloom into the New Year with a Family Garden

January 15, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about starting a family garden.

What Are Good Sources of Fiber?

January 10, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But what foods exactly provide a good source of fiber? Everyday foods, some you may even already be incorporating into your diet, can serve as sources of dietary fiber!  

Make Physical Activity Time Family Time

January 08, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about making physical activity time family time.

What is Dietary Fiber?

January 03, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But what exactly is dietary fiber? Read more to find out!

Make Healthy Choices This New Year and Everyday

January 01, 2019
t’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about focusing more on family and less on resolutions this New Year.

Add Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables to Your Holiday Meals

December 20, 2018
The holidays have arrived! As the year is coming to an end, families and friends gather around the dinner table to share their memories and stories before the start of the New Year. This holiday feast, prepare something new and different by incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are some examples of December fruits and vegetables you can include into your dishes.

Put Yourself on the Right Path to Improved Health with Physical Activity!

December 18, 2018
With the New Year just around the corner, many people are beginning to form New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is to improve your own and your family’s health, an increase in physical activity is a great place to start! Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition has added in new and updated physical activity requirements, as well as a more detailed list of the many benefits of physical activity. Read more for a few key takeaways from the new guidelines.