Basic Nutrients

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. First introduced by California Congressman George E. Brown in 1968, this month serves as a recognition for the many roles that Hispanic individuals have played in our communities around the country. The dates are significant because these they represent the Independence Day celebrations of five Hispanic… Read more »

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. En 1968, el congresista de California George E. Brown presentó por primera vez, este mes como un reconocimiento a los muchos roles que los hispanos han desempeñado en nuestras comunidades en todo el país. Las fechas son significativas porque… Read more »

Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is Dairy Month? According to the USDA, foods and drinks that contain dairy should be included in your daily diet. Why Dairy? Not only can dairy products be tasty, they also have nutrients that are great for the body! Dairy sources provide: Vitamin D and Calcium: support bone health, particularly… Read more »

Food and Movement for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and with depression and anxiety at an all-time high in our society, it is no surprise that the importance of mental health is starting to peek its way into all kinds of conversations. With the impacts of COVID-19, recent events of racial unrest, rising prices of inflation, along with a… Read more »

Food Hacks: Tips for Replacing Dairy in Recipes

Dairy is a great source of many of the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. It includes calcium and phosphorus, as well as other key vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, D, and B12. Dairy is found in many different foods and can be a part of a healthy diet. But what if you… Read more »

Putting the “Pro” in Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… 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 »

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 »