The Nutrition Facts label got a few updates this year. Two important additions based on modern scientific research are the daily values of vitamin D and potassium. Vitamins A and C are no longer required to be on the label, but companies can add them voluntarily. But, why the change? Research has shown that Americans… 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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February is American Heart Month, and throughout the 29 days of this month (yes, it’s a leap year) we will be promoting awareness and how to reduce your risk of developing heart-related illness and diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, men, and many racial and ethnic groups in the United… Read more »
This Sunday is a big day for football fans (and, if you’re like me, commercial fans). It’s also a big day for munching and crunching on a variety of snacks that may not line up with MyPlate guidelines. Don’t worry, we’re setting your game day snack plan in motion with a few healthy swaps. … Read more »