It’s camping season !

Have you been camping yet this year? Did you know that camping not only gives you time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but also provides health benefits? Camping offers Fresh natural air, Bright natural sunlight, Exercise & Healthy eating, and Family bonding just to name a few. When camping... Continue Reading →

All About Dairy!

Let’s talk dairy! Dairy is an important component to our daily diets. It’s one of the five food groups that is recommended by the USDA. You might be familiar with MyPlate, if not, below is a graphic that’ll help you get familiar with what a healthy balance of food looks like. The USDA recommends that... Continue Reading →

Get Ready to Grill- Safely

Hey Grill Masters! Test your summer BBQ Food Safety I.Q. Take the quiz here! HEY GRILL MASTERS! Don’t forget the MOST important BBQ tool - a FOOD THERMOMETER! Download a FREE “Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart The Main 4 Practices for Food Safety: CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, and CHILL Try this COOL summer recipe with built-in... Continue Reading →

Idaho State Parks

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or just looking for some leisure time outdoors Idaho state parks has something for everyone. Idaho has thirty state parks that you can take a day trip, weekend trip, or even a full family vacation at and make great memories. From camping to water sports, sand surfing and even historical... Continue Reading →

Get Out & Play #MoveInMay

Eat Smart Idaho is celebrating National Physical Fitness & Sports Month During May! #MoveInMay Tell us what YOU do for fitness. #MoveinMay Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet in Idaho, more than 24%... Continue Reading →

Sports Hydration

As the weather starts warming up we start getting outside more. Some of these outside activities includes sports for us and our children. This is a wonderful way to get our daily exercise. But, we often wonder, what should I or my kids be drinking to stay hydrated? The short answer is: your go to... Continue Reading →

An Egg-citing Week Ahead!

It’s Egg Week at Eat Smart Idaho! We're bringing you egg cooking, egg safety and egg-citing recipes.  5 Egg-spert Questions About Easter Eggs How can I safely color and decorate hard-cooked eggs? Wash your hands between all the steps of cooking, cooling, dyeing and decorating.Can I use anything to decorate the eggs, such as pens... Continue Reading →

Unplug. Go Outside.

Spring Fever? Nature is a major distraction from the stresses of life and important for the health of children and adults. People who spend time outside… have more energy.are calmer.feel less stress.focus better.feel happier.sleep better. Start close to home with 30 minutes of activity. If you don’t have 30 minutes, try 10 minutes three times... Continue Reading →

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