Eating Plant-based Having a tough time finding the protein sources you usually buy? Eating plant-based might be a good option for you! It may seem difficult at first, but it’s much easier than you think. Stocking up on seasonal produce is a great way to start because it’s cheap and nutritious! Make Substitutions Just as… Read more »
It’s the end of the week and maybe you didn’t have time to hit the grocery store. Pulling out all the fresh ingredients for a difficult dinner recipe can be stressful. You might think that when cooking for kids, it’s only best to always cook with fresh ingredients, but think again! While fresh is often… Read more »
Do you ever wonder if it’s worth the struggle to get your kids in the kitchen? It can be a challenge, but your efforts will pay off in the future. You can help your kids to develop a long-lasting love for food and nutrition and motivate them to build healthy routines. There are many valuable… Read more »
Do you run home to eat lunch? Or do pack your lunch as you get ready for work? We will help you make a healthy and delicious vegetarian lunch in 15 minutes or less. A vegetarian diet is good for the body because it contains a low amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, and contains… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Did you ever notice that a serving size was much smaller than what you would normally consume in one sitting? If so, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noticed. The new Nutrition Facts label now includes updated, realistic serving sizes and packaging requirements based on science.
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 »