Eat Smart, Move More

Cosecha de Otoño: Comprando y Comiendo en Temporada

Las hojas están cambiando, las temperaturas están bajando y los estantes de las tiendas están llenos de dulces para las vacaciones. Esto significa que la cosecha de otoño está a pleno. Virginia tiene muchas frutas y verduras para ofrecer durante la temporada de otoño. Además de la clásica calabaza, usted puede encontrar brócoli fresco, peras,… Read more »

Fall Harvest: Shopping and Eating In-Season

The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and the grocery store shelves are full of Holiday candy. This means the fall harvest is in full swing. Virginia has much to offer for the fall produce season. Besides the classic pumpkin, you can find fresh broccoli, pears, beets, kale, spinach, peppers, sweet potatoes, and much more.… Read more »

Fueling up for Movement

Physical activity is an important part of living a balanced lifestyle. However, movement throughout the day and participating in physical activity requires energy. To make sure we have enough energy, we have to fuel our bodies with the right food and nutrition. Similar to how a car requires gas/fuel to function, our bodies need enough… Read more »

What is Self-Care? Tips and Practices

We celebrate International Self-Care Day on July 24th. In fact, the numbers behind 7/24 have meaning: this date was chosen to demonstrate that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to the International Self-Care Foundation, this annual holiday «provides a focus and opportunity to raise the profile… Read more »

School’s Out: Preparing for a Healthy, Safe, and Fun Summer

As the school year comes to an end, families face the transition into summertime. This looks different for all families, but this may include children being home during the day, juggling summer camps, child-care, and a whole different daily routine. In this blog post, we share tips for eating smart on a budget this summer… Read more »

«March» Into Spring: Welcoming a New Season

On March 20th, 2023 we welcome the official start of the Spring season with the Spring Equinox. With Spring comes warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more in-season produce in Virginia. How can you best enjoy this season of blooming? 5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Spring: 1. Enjoy more time outdoors with friends… Read more »

New Year, Healthy You

As we welcome the 2023 year, you may be reflecting on the last year and planning goals and behavior changes for the new year. If you are looking for direction or are unsure where to start, this article provides tips, tricks, and helpful worksheets for goal setting. “A goal without a plan is just a… Read more »

Outdoor Physical Activity for the Fall/Weather Season

Are you looking for activities to do outside as warm weather comes to an end and the leaves start to change color? It can be hard to find fun, healthy, and safe activities for your family when starts to get cold outside, but below we share few ways to get your family outside and moving… Read more »

Back to School!

The heat of summer is (finally) starting to fade, giving way to cooler weather and… back to school time! While this is an exciting time for parents, it can also be a time that brings about certain worries for both parents and kids. One of those worries may center around food. Packing lunches and snacks for… 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 »