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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 »

Healthy Hydration

It’s summer time! With summer time comes fun, beach days, vacation trips, and lots of outdoor activity.  What else do we face during this season?  HEAT!  That’s right, with all of this skyrocketing fun also comes skyrocketing temperatures.  With the increase in outdoor activity and the rise in temperature, it is important to stay hydrated. … 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 »

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 »

Tips to Curb Cravings

What you put into your body can determine how you think, feel, and act. Controlling your cravings with healthier foods can not only help you lose/maintain weight, but also make you feel better overall. Healthy foods give you energy by providing your body with necessary nutrients. 

Fall in Love with Heart Healthy Habits: Regular Exercise

February is American Heart Month, and throughout the 29 days of this month (yes, it’s a leap year) we will be promoting awareness and how to reduce your risk of developing heart-related illness and diseases.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, men, and many racial and ethnic groups in the United… Read more »

Homemade Energy Drinks

Have you ever wondered what ingredients are in Gatorade? Have you ever had a Monster energy drink, or maybe a Propel or Red Bull? These drinks are tasty and can increase your energy before and after playing sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, or other physical activities. We even see famous athletes drink them on TV,… Read more »

How to Make Healthier, Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream is a tasty treat, and it cools us off after a hot day. However, ice cream can be expensive, and it’s unhealthy for our growing bodies. Most ice cream sold in the store or in the ice cream truck is full of sugar and other harmful ingredients. Those treats are also often wrapped… Read more »

Trying a New Sport

Do you play sports? What kind of sport do you play? Do you play soccer, basketball, volleyball, or kickball? What about running, or even dancing? Maybe you don’t play a sport, but want to learn how. Here are a few tips on how to try a new sport! It’s always fun to try something new,… 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 »