Much like gas in a car, food gives our bodies fuel for energy, growth and development. And in keeping with the automobile theme, athletes, like fancy sports cars, need the right fuel for optimal performance. There are three types of nutrients that provide the body with energy: carbohydrates, protein and fat. Our bodies rely mainly… Read more »
Last week, we talked about seasonal foods. This week, I wanted to tell you about the best source of affordable, nutritious, local, seasonal foods: a garden! For the price of a pound of tomatoes, you can use your SNAP benefits to buy a tomato plant. That plant will produce many pounds of tomatoes over its… Read more »
If you follow the Family Nutrition Program on Facebook or Twitter, you have no doubt heard that buying produce in season can save you money. Produce that is in season is also more flavorful and higher in nutrients.