Mindful Eating for the Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year when we gather over delicious food with our family and friends. In many families, there are certain recipes that are only served for these special occasions. And much of the foods served tend to be more indulgent and higher in refined grains, salt, fat, and added sugar… Read more »

Scary Good Ways to Eat Smart

Eating smart gets harder as we transition to the holiday season. First candy for Halloween, then the extra portions of Thanksgiving meals, and a month of holiday parties and meals before going out with a bang on New Year’s Eve. We’ll talk more about strategies to eat smart and move more throughout the holiday season,… Read more »

Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Veggies on a Budget

Fruits and veggies are full of important nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. That’s why MyPlate recommends making half your plate fruits and vegetables. Yet many Americans aren’t eating enough for good health. A common reason why is the cost of produce. Researchers decided to calculate how much it costs to meet MyPlate’s recommendations for… Read more »

Step It Up Walk-tober

Walking is one of the best ways to move more. You don’t need special equipment to walk, just a comfortable pair of shoes. You’ve been practicing walking since you were a toddler, although a few pointers on form can always help. You can walk almost anywhere (even indoors!), although parks, greenways, and sidewalks are more… Read more »

Make the Most of Fall Flavors

When fall arrives, we get cooler weather, less daylight, and new produce at the market. Many people look forward to this season for different reasons – back to school, football games, sweater weather, or pumpkin spice everything! Make the most of fall flavors by adding fall fruits and veggies and more comfort foods to your… Read more »

Cooking Hacks to Eat More Vegetables

Most adults need to eat 2-3 cups of vegetables every day. But less than 1 in 10 Americans actually do this. Cost, access, and lack of time are common reasons people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. But it’s possible to get more veggies on your plate without too much work or cost. Check out… Read more »

Move More in a Park

Did you know that living near a park is linked to being more active? Parks are great places to move more and enjoy the outdoors. You can find family-friendly activities at all types of parks – the neighborhood playground, the local rec sports field, a large urban parks and recreation facility, state and national parks,… Read more »

Eat Smart During Emergencies

With Hurricane Florence making landfall today, it’s a good time to think about how to plan for emergencies and power outages. Food safety is a big concern for flooding and loss of power. But the simple act of preparing meals becomes more difficult as well. Here are some things to keep in mind this weekend,… Read more »

Menu Planning for Busy Families

Now that school is back in session and kids sports are underway, your evenings have probably gotten much busier. Instead of turning to takeout, delivery, or fast food, put a little time into meal planning so your family can eat smart. These are a few different strategies you can use to make it easier and… Read more »

Kids Eat Right With Your Help

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. Eating habits are learned by what children are served and what those around them eat as well. Parents can have a big impact by being healthy role models so… Read more »