Kids in the Kitchen

Do you have little ones running around the kitchen always curious about what you are doing? Kids can help you prep and cook dinner starting around age six. This can be a fun bonding experience between you and your kids because they are curious at such a young age. Having them involved in the kitchen… Read more »

Don’t Fall for the Fads

We’re seeing a bunch of messages online about using this time at home to focus on recommitting to your health. There is also an alarming number of advertisements and online messaging about fad diets that highlight dramatic weight loss programs. While they may yield quick results, fad diets often promote unhealthy and sometimes downright dangerous… Read more »

Seven Recipes That Use Canned Food Already in Your Pantry

Canned food is an easy and budget-friendly way to stock up your pantry when we’re all reducing the number of visits to the grocery store we’re making. The process of canning veggies and fruit still retains many of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need, and there are plenty of low- or no-sodium options. Whether… Read more »

Keep Kids Busy with Physical Activity

You wake up to your children at your bedside at an impossibly early hour. They are already bouncing off the walls and are ready to start their day. This has become a regular occurrence since they’ve been home from school. You come to the conclusion that they have all of this pent-up energy because they… Read more »

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 »