Family Engagement

Beat the Summer Heat with a Healthy Glass of Iced Tea

June 24, 2020
June is here and this month we are celebrating National Iced Tea Month! Whether you are sitting by the pool, playing a game of catch in the backyard, or simply enjoying a family-filled day at home, iced tea can be a refreshing drink to cool off during the hot summer. A healthy glass of iced tea makes for a great family-friendly option at any summer barbeque, picnic, or weeknight dinner.

Hack Your Summer with Healthy Snacks

June 10, 2020
Hack your summer by planning your snacks ahead of time! Planning healthy snacks ahead of time for family summer activities, like picnics, hikes, or movie nights in the living room, can help satisfy hunger between meals, while also helping to meet your family’s health goals.

Ways to Keep Children Active this Summer

June 03, 2020
Turn those inactive, summer days inside into fun-filled days spent outdoors! With school out, it’s important for kids to stay active over the summer. Healthy habits start with you. Be a role model and encourage safe and fun ideas to keep children of all ages active and busy this summer with these helpful tips.

Beat the Heat with No-Stove Recipes

May 27, 2020
With temperatures rising, how does your family plan to beat the heat this summer? Keep your kitchen cool on hot days by preparing your meal without turning on the stove or oven!

Spice Up Your Summer with Salsa

May 20, 2020
It’s National Salsa Month! As the weather get warmer, salsa is a great springtime snack that is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients. With so many ways to prepare, flavor, and use salsa, salsa-making can be a fun, family activity for this month or anytime of the year!

Get Moving with Fun, Functional Fitness!

May 04, 2020
Functional fitness is an important part of daily exercise and a fun way to stay active! Including aerobic capacity, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and agility activities throughout the day can help play a critical role in supporting your functional fitness and overall health goals.

Buzz into Spring with a Green, Growing Garden

March 30, 2020
The warm temperatures and bright, spring sunshine make for the perfect time to start your own garden! Get excited about planting a garden to enjoy the beauty of colorful flowers and taste of homegrown herbs, fruits, and vegetables all summer long!

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.

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.

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.