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It’s Time to Take a Hike!

This Saturday, November 17th, lace up your boots and get out your compass for National Take a Hike DayOn this day, you and everyone else across the United States are encouraged to get outside and walk a trail.  There are over 60,000 trails in the National Trail System, providing you with ample new places to…

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Time to Spread Awareness About Diabetes

Did you know that within the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled? Currently, more than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and an additional 84 million adults have prediabetes. Unfortunately, these numbers are continuing to grow.  This is why there is an entire month…

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6 “Sweet”, Sweet Potato Recipes

Did you know that the sweet potato is not in the same family as the white potato or even yams, which they are commonly mistaken for? Sweet potatoes actually belong to the convolvulaceae family or “morning glory family” which also contains a plethora of flowers as well!  No matter what “family” the sweet potato belongs…

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8 Perfect Pumpkin Meals and Snacks

As soon as fall rolls in and October starts, the pumpkins come out! But now that October has passed, what do you do with all your pumpkins? Pumpkins are pretty, trendy, and represent the weather and holidays approaching – like Thanksgiving. They are the perfect food to eat on a chilly day!   Let’s go…

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Go Nuts In Celebration of National Peanut Butter Month

Did you know that the average American eats three pounds of peanut butter per year? How about that one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains about 540 peanuts? Peanut butter consumption is so high and widespread there is an entire month dedicated to celebrating it!   November is National Peanut Butter Month, which makes now…

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Time to Fall for Veggies!

Did you know that October was National Vegetarian Awareness Month? Although October is nearing its end, it’s still the perfect time to learn more about what it means to be a vegetarian – and if it would fit your lifestyle! Have you ever considered going vegetarian for a day, a week, or a month? Many…

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Healthy Skin, Healthy You

Did you know that the largest organ of your body is your skin?  It protects your body against diseases and infections and protects your internal organs.  Seeing that it plays such a major role as guardian for your body, skin health is crucial and should not be neglected.  November is National Healthy Skin Month and…

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National Cranberry Month is Here!

Did you know that October is National Cranberry Month?  As the holidays are approaching, cranberries are often used in various traditional recipes, which makes nowa great time to learn more about the delicious cranberry!   You maythink of cranberries as just a simple, sweet and tarty fruit that you eat during Thanksgiving as a sauce,…

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Building Strong Bones to Fight Osteoporosis

The foods that you eat can have a significant impact on your health. Most chronic illnesses can even be managed with a proper diet – think diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.   Osteoporosis is another chronic illness that diet and exercise can have a signifiant impact on. Every October 20th, World Osteoporosis Dayis observed to…

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Time to Participate in National School Lunch Week

Did you know today starts National School Lunch Week? It runs from today through October 19th! It all started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy in order to celebrate the school lunch programs in America.  This week recognizes the importance of healthy school lunch in a child’s life.   Every year, the National School…

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World Egg Day

Did you know that today is World Egg Day?  Unfotunately, eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but they’re actually incredibly nutrient dense and good for you!  People have been eating eggs all over the world for decades!   Egg-cellent Nutrition   Did you know that 1 egg contains 6 grams of high…

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5 Yummy Ways to Eat An Apple a Day (and 2 Recipes!)

Did you know that October is National Apple Month?  Make the best of this month and indulge in a juicy apple!  With over 2,500 varieties grown in the US, its no wonder why they are one of the most popular fruits out there.  There are countless  numbers of apples to choose from that can easily…

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Reducing Your Risk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As I’m sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, did you know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? This is why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important to participate in. Although some risk factors you cannot change like being female and…

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5 Breakfast Recipes to Spice up your Morning

Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! It not only sets the tone for the rest of your day, but it also promotes healthy blood sugar levels and overall metabolism. Unfortunately, breakfast is often the…

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6 Perfect Back to School Snacks

With September in full swing, I’m sure your children’s school schedule is jam packed with activities, sports, homework and free time. Or, maybe YOU are the one back in school and YOUR schedule is filled with classes, work and/or taking care of someone else.   It is easy to get wrapped up in your busy schedule…

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National Whole Grains Month

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Yes, there is an entire month dedicated to whole grains! The best part about whole grains is that there is such a variety to choose from; you can have a different type every night of the week!  The USDA recommends that at least half of…

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Time to Celebrate National Guacamole Day!

Happy (early) National Guacamole Day! Did you know that guacamole dates all the way back to the 1500s when it was created by the Aztecs and to this day the same ingredients are used!  As you know, the main component of guacamole is crushed avocado, but many recipes call for the addition of other vegetables like…

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Spice Up Your Waffle With These 6 Tips

Did you know that this past week was National Waffle Week? It runs through Saturday, September 8th! Now is the perfect time to celebrate this week with the start of September, start of school and work getting back to normal. Although we missed the beginning of the celebration, it’s not too late to talk about…

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7 Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol Now!

Did you know that over 102 million American adults have high cholesterol? Do you also know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? This makes now the perfect time to get your cholesterol levels checked and learn more about how you can keep your cholesterol down.   What is Cholesterol?   Before we delve any…

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Time to Celebrate National Trail Mix Day

Now that the heat of the summer is beginning to break, it has become the perfect time to get out and enjoy some local nature trails. A simple Google search will reveal wonderful state and local parks in your area that were previously undiscovered. Take time this September to explore new hiking trails in your…

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