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Five Tools for your Stress Toolbox

What is stress? Stress is how the brain and body respond to a challenge or demand. It is a feeling of physical or emotional pressure. Some stress can be good as it allows you to avoid danger or grow and become stronger. However, high levels of stress can impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Realistic Resolutions to Eat Smart

Create new healthy eating habits that will carry you through to the next decade. Eating smart provides all the basic nutrients you need for good health, helps prevent chronic diseases, and can set your children up for a lifetime of good eating habits. To help you achieve your resolutions for eating smart, check out our… Read more »

Eat Smart, Mediterranean Style!

Feeling inspired to make your diet more Mediterranean? Many Israelis and people living in Mediterranean countries eat lots of whole grains, nuts, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding more of these foods to your diet is simple, affordable, and helps keep your heart healthy. Here you will find some easy tips for making common… Read more »

 

Water’s In, Soda’s Out… But Wait There’s More

You have heard how important water is for your children. Choosing water helps your children stay hydrated and keeps the electrolytes in their growing body balanced. Replacing sugar-filled drinks with water also reduces the amount of calories that they are consuming. Unfortunately, kids don’t always want to drink water and still ask for those sugary… Read more »

 

Celebrate National Garden Month

Spring is here and April has been declared National Garden Month! That means it’s time to get our hands dirty and plant a garden. Even if you don’t have a big, sunny yard, you can still get the benefits of growing your own food. Container gardens are great for small spaces. And some plants grow… Read more »

 

Less Wasted Food, Less Wasted Money

Wasting food is like throwing money in the trash. USDA estimates that 31% of all the food in the United States gets thrown away. It’s important to avoid wasting food as much as possible for those of us on tight budgets so that we get the most nutrition from our food purchases. And reducing the… Read more »

 

Little Dippers Eat More Fruits and Veggies

It’s no secret that getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is a tough job, for parents, schools, and nutrition education programs like us. There are a lot of reasons why, but today we’ll focus on taste. While fruits are naturally sweet, vegetables tend to have stronger, sometimes bitter flavors that kids don’t like.… Read more »