SMART SNACKING AT WORK, HOME, OR SCHOOL

If you’re going to be at work or school all day, pack a snack to take with you. Convenience foods cost more and have empty calories. Choose healthy and tasty snacks that boost your energy between meals. Making your own trail mix can save you money and help you eat healthier. Here’s a recipe your... Continue Reading →

Add Soap, Warm Water, and a Catchy Tune!

Most people think their hand-washing habits have been changed forever but, these careful behaviors can be forgotten when distracted by a new environment. We all know that washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds may reduce your chances of getting sick and spreading germs.  Singing “Happy Birthday” twice while scrubbing... Continue Reading →

Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes

Whip up these tasty pancakes in a jiffy. They even freeze well so make a big batch. Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes 1.5 cups Whole wheat flour3 Tbsp Sugar1 tsp Baking powder1/2 tsp Baking soda1/2 tsp Salt1 cup Vanilla yogurt (low fat)1 cup Water3 Eggs3 Tbsp Canola oilCooking spray1.75 cups Strawberries (fresh or frozen)1 cup Strawberry yogurt... Continue Reading →

Returning to School…. and to a Healthy Routine

A return to school, in one form or another, has started once again for your children. This year may not seem “normal” in the midst of a pandemic, but there are some basic healthy habits that will help you and your kids enjoy the school days to come. So… grab your kids and start planning... Continue Reading →

Kick Start Your Day with Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to kick start your day. Not only does it “break the fast” from not eating since dinner the night before, but studies show eating breakfast increases overall diet quality, can help maintain a healthy weight, and improves behavior and learning with children. However, not just any breakfast... Continue Reading →

Dried Fruit

Feed Your Kids a Rainbow Serve 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Did you know that ½ cup of dried fruit counts as one serving? This is because the loss of water during the drying process concentrates the calories and nutrients. Check the nutrition facts label for added sugar when buying dried fruit, as it... 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 →

Acts of Kindness

February 14th, a day filled with candy, flowers, hearts, gifts, and Valentine cards. These gifts are fun ways to remind your friends and family how much you love and care them. Valentine’s Day is filled with candy and more candy, but what if you are looking for non-candy related teats for Valentine’s Day? What if... Continue Reading →

SMART Goal Setting

How is it already the second week of January?! Like many of us, the beginning of the new year also means a chance to start over. This means resolutions for the new year. But like many of us, we quickly fall back into our old habits. So how can this year be different? By setting... Continue Reading →

Healthy Halloween!

Halloween starts off a 2 month period where we all feel as though we have a bit of a continual sugar hang-over. While we should allow ourselves the occasional treat, the candy over load makes it difficult for these treats to be occasional. Here are a few tips for before, during, and after trick-or-treating to... Continue Reading →

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