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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
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 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.

An Apple a Day

December 10, 2018
Bite into the new season with apples! Learn how apples offer a wide range of health benefits and recipes here.

Stay Physically Active During the Holidays

December 07, 2018
Winter is here! With the colder temperatures, we often stay home and bundle up with the family to play games and drink hot cocoa. Keep yourself and your family active through the winter by incorporating some outdoor activities!

Harvest in the Season with Cruciferous Vegetables

December 05, 2018
December marks the beginning of cold weather seasonal fruits and vegetables.  If you’re looking to make the most out of your winter garden, considering planting cruciferous vegetables like, radishes, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and chard, along with other leafy greens with these helpful tips.

Beauty Is in the Pie of the Beholder

December 04, 2018
Are you ready to celebrate pie season? With their rich smell and flaky crust, pies are a holiday essential! Celebrate a new approach to homemade pie, one that still embraces holiday flavors and warmth, with these healthy swaps and tips.

The Perfect Pair: Prebiotics and Probiotics

November 26, 2018
Have you heard of prebiotics and probiotics? Probiotics are live cultures of good bacteria that help contribute to the helpful intestinal bacteria already in us. Prebiotics consist of non-digestible food components (such as fiber) that promote the growth of helpful bacteria in the gut. Here are some ways to include prebiotics and probiotics in your diet!

Share the Gift of Food Safety this Holiday Season

November 21, 2018
The holidays are approaching which means festive celebrations, especially around the dinner table! When preparing holiday dishes, it is always important to practice food safety not only to protect yourself, but also friends and family. Easy food safety practices can prevent food poisoning.