Yesterday was the first official day of spring and we’re beginning to see signs of warmer weather on the way. The grass is greening up, trees are beginning to bud and bloom, and birds are returning from their winter migrations. And as the natural world begins to wake back up, it’s the perfect time for… Read more »
Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious foods. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to eat smart by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Learn how to plan and cook healthy snacks and meals on a budget.
Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to move more at whatever level is most comfortable for them. Small changes over time will help you and your family stay happy and healthy now and in the future.
A little planning can go a long way. Learn how to plan your meals to get the most out of your shopping trips.
Whether you’re shopping at the supermarket, farmers market, or small corner store, it’s important to know how to navigate the store. Learn how to find the most affordable foods for your budget.
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In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’re going to get down to the basics of nutrition and talk about the different types of nutrients and what they do in our bodies. This will be the first in a series of posts about each nutrient our bodies need to function. So while we normally focus on… Read more »
Ever wonder why we use the term “cardio” when talking about exercise? Cardio is short for cardiovascular exercise, which we now call aerobic exercise or activity. We call it cardiovascular exercise because of how these types of activities affect cardiorespiratory fitness, which is how well your heart, lungs, and muscles function during activity. Having good… Read more »