Tune into dinner, not TV.

Keep the TV off during mealtimes. Instead, focus on eating together as a family. Screen media entertains, informs, and educates; however, studies have shown that too much time in front of the TV, tablet, and smartphone can negatively impact health. It is important to find a healthy balance between taking advantage of the many benefits... Continue Reading →

Play time, not screen time

Play time, not screen time: Cut screen time to 2 hours or less a day. Exploring and playing are important for brain development. TV and other electronic media simply cannot provide the same type of brain stimulation. Computers and tablets are part of our daily lives for work and school. But too much screen time... Continue Reading →

First let them choose, then taste together

How do you get your kids to eat 5 fruits and veggies a day? We've got a couple of ideas and we would love to hear your ideas. Let Kids Choose a New Fruit or Veggie Kids are more likely to try a food that they have a hand in choosing. Plan a trip to... Continue Reading →

Raise Children Who Eat Their Vegetables

Yes! It IS possible to raise children who like to eat a wide variety of vegetables.  Follow these fun tips to develop your healthy eater and remember to always talk about vegetables in a fun and inviting way to encourage even more positivity! Enjoy a variety of vegetables yourself.  The most important thing that adults can... Continue Reading →

Fun in the Snow

During this cold season we are all ready to curl up with a blanket, and not step outside. But staying active, even in the cold, is important. And these cold months brings with it something for all of us to enjoy - snow. Playing in the snow as a family is a great bonding activity... Continue Reading →

Bring Sunshine to Winter with Citrus

Citrus is known for its high vitamin C content- just one orange supplies a full day’s requirement. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc., are great tasting, low-calorie foods which are good sources of fiber, and are low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. Lemon Lentil Vegetable Stew Lemon Lentil Vegetable Stew Ingredients     Makes 6-8 12-ounce servings 2 Tablespoons... Continue Reading →

Idaho Snow & Ice Sculptures

Idaho is known for great skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and other great winter activities. This includes trudging through the snow to create, or at least enjoy, magnificent snow and ice sculptures. Every year, towns put on Winter festivals that highlight outdoor art that can only be seen in the Winter. If you want to experience the... Continue Reading →

Thankful for Sweet Potatoes and So Much More!

We're featuring SWEET POTATOES this week! Both recipes are from the American Diabetes Association A starchy vegetable full of vitamins A, C, fiber, potassium, and FLAVOR!  *Note: Both recipes are also available in Spanish and English on our blog, http://www.EatSmartIdahoInTheKitchen.com Sweet Potato Apple Casserole Ingredients Serves 8 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed with a vegetable... Continue Reading →

How to Become a Fall Fitness Fanatic

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/11/how-a-christmas-story-became-an-american-tradition The key to all Fall activities is layers! Worried about being too cold? Then put on jacket! Worried about being too hot once you get moving? Then wear a t-shirt underneath! Sometimes our biggest excuse for not going outside is the fact that we don’t know what to wear when being active. A simple... Continue Reading →

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