Food For Thought
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Looking for a way to add flavor to your food without adding salt? Try starting an herb garden this spring! You can grow your herbs in containers or plant them in the ground.read more
I don’t know about you, but the spring weather makes me want to throw open the windows and clear away the cobwebs! This includes taking some time to organize my pantry. After a long day, opening the door to a pantry that looks like cluttered doesn’t provide any encouragement to cook a healthy meal. Here are 7 easy steps to organize your pantry.read more
Tips for Families Celebrating American Heart Health Month – Choose Fruits, Nature’s Sweet Treat; Snack on Nuts and Seeds; Swap Milk Chocolate for Dark Chocolate; As with all Foods, Moderation is Keyread more
Cooking healthy meals at home starts with a pantry stocked with healthy ingredients. Finding easy substitutions for foods you already know and love can help you stick to your New Year’s Resolution all year long. Check out these Healthy Swaps from our CHEF Dietitians.read more
In the matter of choosing how to feed her baby, research is beginning to find that a mother’s choice to breast- or bottle-feed may influence her child’s risk of obesity later in life. Health care providers need talking points at the ready to educate moms about how their choice of feeding may have an impact on their child in the future.read more
In pursuit of the title of Fit Family, parents are coaches and kids are quarterbacks. The coaches prepare the team over time, then guide from the sidelines on game day. But it’s the quarterback who has to execute plays and make decisions on the fly. Hopefully, after running plays day-in and day-out, the playbook is etched in a players mind and makes those snap decisions even easier.read more
Staying in shape is a life-long balancing act. While eating and exercise are both contributors to weight control, the fact is we gain weight when we eat more calories than our body can use. With so many low-cost supersized convenience foods within our reach, many who struggle with overeating simply can’t do enough physical activity to “exercise off” all the extra calories they take in during a 24-hour period. There isn’t enough time in the day.read more
The start of the school year can both excite and overwhelm us. Major transitions like suddenly becoming the new kid in school, or entering middle or high school, are especially stressful – and bring on real anxiety that can cause sleep problems. Time crunches from new schedules add even more stress for students and parents alike, making nutritious family meals more of a “maybe” than a norm.read more