Is This Still Fresh? How to Judge Your Produce

Your refrigerator was full of colorful fruits and vegetables after your last trip to the grocery store, but it’s been a while since then. Some of the produce looks a little… off, but not terrible. How do you really know when something isn’t good to eat anymore? Here’s a handy guide and a few tips… Read more »

Break a Sweat at Home

We may be at home for a while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t break a sweat! We have a bunch of great indoor, equipment-free exercises to get you back on track, or help you create a new habit. Try these easy-to-follow videos for a blood-pumping workout series, or try them on their own. Put… Read more »

#StayHome Tips: How to Freeze Food

Families are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, which means fewer trips to the grocery store. It’s recommended that you purchase two weeks of food at a time. Storing all of that food, especially fresh produce, can be a challenge. You can reduce the number of trips to the grocery store by safely… Read more »

Keep Nutrition a Priority at Home

This isn’t exactly how we imagined finishing out National Nutrition Month. There’s no denying that this is a tough time for families across the Commonwealth. Like us, your everyday routine has been completely changed. Whether you’re social distancing or quarantined completely, we’re here to share ways you can keep nutrition a priority on your table. 

Safely Cook and Store Food

Can you guess the appropriate cooking or storage temperature only by looking at a food item, and assuming it is at a safe temperature for eating?  The answer is absolutely not.   You should know the appropriate temperatures for hot and cold foods to help you avoid illness caused by unsafe food temperatures. This happens all… Read more »

National Nutrition Month: Antioxidants

The immune system is constantly working to destroy threats inside the body. The ones you’re probably most aware of are bacteria and viruses. However, your body is also fighting off free radicals. Free radicals get inside healthy cells and weaken them, which makes your body more susceptible to illness and chronic diseases like cancer. The… Read more »

Eating for Energy: Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for keeping your body healthy. It’s common feel tired during the day, which may be a result of not getting enough vitamins and minerals. Eating a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein ensures that your body gets a variety of these nutrients to work… Read more »

National Nutrition Month: Realistic Serving Sizes

Did you ever notice that a serving size was much smaller than what you would normally consume in one sitting? If so, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noticed. The new Nutrition Facts label now includes updated, realistic serving sizes and packaging requirements based on science. 

Heart Healthy Habits: Tips to Reduce Sneaky Sodium

While sodium is a necessary nutrient that bodies need to function, it’s easy to get more than the body needs on a daily basis. Ideally, adults should get no more than 1500 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. That limit can be easy to reach, because sodium can be found in unlikely places: packaged foods,… Read more »

Tips to Curb Cravings

What you put into your body can determine how you think, feel, and act. Controlling your cravings with healthier foods can not only help you lose/maintain weight, but also make you feel better overall. Healthy foods give you energy by providing your body with necessary nutrients.