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Spring Clean Your Kitchen!

April 08, 2020
Say goodbye to the winter blues, and hello to springtime! The spring season is typically the time to get organized, clear out your clutter, and start fresh. Don’t forget your refrigerator and pantry when spring cleaning this year! Read more for helpful tips on spring cleaning your kitchen.

Get the Most with Canned Food

February 18, 2020
Not only is February American Heart Month, but it is also National Canned Food Month! From peaches and corn to beans, tuna, chicken broth, and chickpeas, you will be sure to find many staple foods that are stored in cans. How can you incorporate canned foods into your next meal?

How Can Advertisements Influence Your Food Choices?

January 22, 2020
How can advertisements influence your food choices? Food advertising is aimed to reach a wide range of people and age-levels through various sources and platforms. Advertisements can easily sway one’s food choices, especially adolescents and younger children. Learn more about how you can become an informed consumer and promote healthier eating for your whole family!

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. 

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?

Happy National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June 05, 2019
June is here, and we are celebrating National Fresh 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!

Lettuce Celebrate Heart Health with a Variety of Vegetables

February 21, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is vegetables!