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Staying Healthy and Happy During the 2020 Holiday Season

The holiday season is a great time to enjoy great food and great company. Our gatherings might look a little different this year, keeping celebrations to only those you live with, so it’s even more important than ever to prioritize your health during these times.

Five Simple Ingredient Swaps

Have you ever wanted to incorporate healthy ingredients into your meals but didn’t know how? One simple way to do this is by swapping ingredients for healthier options. Use these helpful and simple tips about healthy ingredient substitutions!

2020 Turkey Trots

Running, jogging, or walking a Thanksgiving turkey trot or fun run is a popular tradition for families all over Virginia. For others, it may be the last thing they’d want to do on Thanksgiving morning. Whether your Thanksgiving plans include the same race every year or this is your first wobble across the finish line,… Read more »

November Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner Spotlight: The Vineyard’s Storehouse

November’s Shop Smart, Eat Smart Partner of the Month is The Vineyard’s Storehouse! Listen to our interview with Jacob Hopson, owner and manager of the Vineyard’s Storehouse, who shares how love, inclusivity and family are the driving forces behind his nonprofit grocery store in Hampton, Va.

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween with These Tips

Halloween may look much different this year as families are discouraged from trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of families are wondering what to do instead for the candy and fright-filled night. Here are a few ways to keep this Halloween fun and a little healthier, too! 

Combat High Blood Pressure with These Tips

Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »

Go Start the Grill!

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and that means grilling season is coming to a close, too. Whether you’re a charcoal, wood chip or gas-powered grill master, there are plenty of tips and tricks you use to perfect your flame-fueled meal! 

Putting the “Pro” in Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »