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Spring into Fun

By getting kids involved in creating healthy foods, the more they will eat and enjoy eating them. Try to involve them along the way; from growing or buying fruits and vegetables to washing, chopping and cooking. Shop at your local farmer’s market for your produce supplies. Better yet, have kids gather foods from your own garden...

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Meal Planning 101

You’ve heard it before. “Failing to plan is like planning to fail.” While it may seem to take a great deal of time to plan your meals, in the long run, it will save you time and cut down on the stress of not knowing what to make for dinner. 4 Keys of Successful Meal Planning 1. Assemble Extra: By making a double batch of your...

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February is American Heart Month

The American Heart Association has proclaimed February as American Heart Month. Every day, nearly 2,200 deaths occur in the United States from heart disease and stroke. With cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death in the US, why not challenge yourself to adopt 1 heart healthy behavior and make it a permanent...

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January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month

The winter months can be especially challenging to get the whole family off the couch and moving together. It is important to encourage young people to participate in age appropriate, enjoyable activities. Just because life is so hectic and busy, doesn’t mean we can’t strive for a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended that...

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Should You "Detox" Regularly?

"Detox diets" are basically another aspect of the “clean eating” obsession. Such diets usually limit foods to plant-based juices, sometimes seasoned with a supplement. After a few days of that regimen, you’re supposed to be cleansed of these so called "toxins". A 2009 investigation of ten companies found they couldn’t even name...

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Spook-tacular (and healthy) Halloween Treats

Try these easy to prepare wickedly-tasty Halloween recipes. Trick or Treat! Sweet Treats Jack-O-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups Ingredients 3 Medium Navel Oranges 1 cup Mixed Fruit Directions Slice off the tops of the oranges. Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp of the oranges. Cut out faces on each orange to resemble a Jack O Lantern....

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October 26th is National Pumpkin Day

The word pumpkin comes from the Greek word, pepon, meaning ‘large melon’. To the French, it was pompon and pumpion to the British. It was the Americans that finally changed the word to its present term, Pumpkin, and so it’s been ever since. Pumpkins are packed with an important antioxidant known as beta-carotene, potassium and...

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World Food Day 2017

People in over 150 countries across the world participate in annual events on October 16th to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. World Food Day focuses on the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The right to food is a basic human right. Since 1990, extreme poverty...

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