Take A Breath of Fresh Air – Outdoor Physical Activity

Spring is in the air and although we are still practicing social distancing, there are many outdoor opportunities for physical activity. In fact, during this season of Covid-19, it is even more important to be as active as possible, whether indoors or outdoors. Physical activity benefits both the body and mind. On top of having... Continue Reading →

Remember to Wash Your Hands

Lately, we are all hearing about the importance of hand washing and for good reason. Hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs and prevent the spread to others, and it just takes 5 simple steps! Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold). To save water, turn the tap... Continue Reading →

Shop Safe and Protect Your Family

Grocery shopping has become one of the most exciting adventures. As you enter the grocery store you try to navigate the signs on the floor directing traffic and hunt for those staple items that seem to have disappeared a few weeks ago. The announcer reminds you once more to stay 6 feet away from one... Continue Reading →

How to Handle Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely

By Siew Guan Lee, MS, RD - University of Idaho Extension Fruits and vegetables provide many nutrients that are essential to our health. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers. During a pandemic like COVID-19, it is especially... Continue Reading →

Track Your Water Intake.

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda. By tracking water intake throughout the day, you can determine whether or not you are getting enough to drink. It’s easy to make adjustments in order to meet your healthy hydration goals! Try these simple tips to improve your water intake: Use a... Continue Reading →

Children Learning from Home

The University of Idaho College of Agricultural & Life Sciences has created a resource for parents who are are struggling to provide the right balance of learning and other activities, like that extra video game time, for their children. Here's what they have to say: "....Parents who are juggling work and children should be reminded... Continue Reading →

Make Mental Health a Priority

By Siew Guan Lee, MS, RD – University of Idaho Extension We seem to have heard it a million times: Stay Home. Staying home sounds easy, but the fear and anxiety of being cooped up at home may lead to more stress and intense emotions. As the stay-home order continues, here are some tips to... Continue Reading →

Grow Your Own Food

By Siew Guan Lee, MS, RD – University of Idaho Extension The taste of sweet, juicy fresh veggies with vibrant textures cannot be beat, especially if you grow them yourself. As Spring is here and you are maintaining social distancing, you may consider growing your own veggies, fruits, and herbs. Gardening adds nutrition to your... Continue Reading →

Find a Feeding Site

The idea of finding our family's next meal can be scary with the closure of schools and businesses. Luckily, there are several resources for free meals and food boxes provided in the community. Just make sure to call ahead to ask for their schedule. You can find a local feeding site for children ages 1-18... Continue Reading →

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