In our quests to eat well, it can be easier to do a better job with meals than with snacks. Snack time can feel like an opportunity to indulge yourself a little and eat a well-deserved treat. And while occasional indulgences are okay, eating less-than-healthy snacks most of the time can throw off your healthy diet. With a little planning, your snacks can be as healthy as your meals – and delicious too. Here are some tips to get you started.
Do you have a hard time getting your kids to eat their vegetables? If so, you’re not alone! Research shows that less than five percent of four to eight year old children get the recommended 1.5 to 2 cups per day. Although adding vegetables to your child’s diet can take some work and creativity, it’s worth the effort! Vegetables have lots of health benefits for kids. They contain the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that kids need to grow up healthy. And they’re naturally low in fat and calories, so they can help children maintain a healthy weight.
February is National Heart Month. Take some time to assess your heart health and then make the needed changes to decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease. Continue reading Seven Steps To Heart Health
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Every March draws special recognition to the importance of healthy eating. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this year’s theme encourages everyone to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right” by taking time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experience’s food adds to our lives. Continue reading Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
Move More…Sit Less is about being physically active and not sitting for long periods of time at work, during leisure time, and when you are traveling from one place to another. Continue reading Move More…Sit Less