FNP Holiday Tips

Super Snacks for Game Day

Do you have plans for Sunday evening to watch a certain football championship game? If you’re like most Americans, you’ll be chowing down on party snacks and beverages throughout the evening. Game day parties aren’t known for healthy options, but you can still eat smart and enjoy the big game with these snack ideas.

Festive Holiday Drinks

Holiday parties are a fun way to celebrate the season and spend time with family and friends. Many people have a special recipe they prepare for these events as part of their holiday traditions. Festive beverages make an appearance at many holiday parties, like eggnog, punch, or holiday cocktails. And as delicious as these can… Read more »

How to Use a Food Thermometer

Food thermometers are one of the most important tools for cooking food safely. Food thermometers are the only way to know if food is cooked to a hot enough temperature to kill bacteria that can make your family sick. Food thermometers can also help make sure you don’t overcook your meat, keeping it juicy and… Read more »

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 »

Safe Packed Lunches

Brushing up on food safety is important as kids go back to school. If you pack lunch for your kids, or if you pack your own lunch, you need to take steps to keep germs out. Without proper food safety, you can get very sick. And no one wants to start the school year with… Read more »

Back to School Tips to Eat Smart and Move More

Summer feels like it’s only just begun, but the beginning of August brings the Back to School season. Families are shopping for school supplies and trying to soak up the last bit of outdoor fun before the school bell rings. Since your family’s schedule is getting ready to change, now is a great time to… Read more »

Eat Smart when Grilling Out

Some of the best parts of summer are time spent with friends and family outdoors. Plus, there’s usually food involved! From large family picnics to neighborhood BBQs or grilling out for dinner, most of us cook and eat meals outside during the summer season. But a lot of the common foods for these events tend… Read more »

Holiday Gift Ideas to Eat Smart and Move More

‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Exchanging presents with family and friends helps us create stronger bonds, as we get an emotional boost from giving (and receiving) gifts. Sometimes it’s easy to pick the perfect present, but other times you’re left with the stress of not knowing what to give. Because we here at the Family… Read more »

Safely Cooking for Large Groups

Many holiday celebrations are centered around sharing food with family and friends. Because you only want to share love, not germs, food safety needs to be a part of the holiday meal planning process. Cooking for large groups presents a different set of food safety concerns than everyday cooking. In addition to the usual food… Read more »