Summer Fun at the Farmers Market

Did you know there’s an entire week dedicated to farmer’s markets? This year, National Farmer’s Market Week started yesterday (August 5th) and runs through August 11th! It’s a week in which we show recognition to the value these markets bring to our communities.   Farmer’s markets are the perfect gathering place where you can buy…

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7 Easy Ways to Eat more Fruits and Veggies!

Spring has officially sprung, which means the weather is warmer, the days are getting longer, and the produce tastes fresher! With spring comes many new varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables that may not have been available in the colder months. Buying produce that is in season is not only a great way to purchase…

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Healthy Food, Healthy Kids

Your grandma probably told you ages ago, “You are what you eat!” It’s long been suspected that eating fresh, unprocessed foods could lead to an elevated mood and an overall better outlook on life. Eating well-balanced diets has mostly been advocated for adults, by adults… But does food have the same effect on children?  …

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Make Your Trip to the Farmers Market a Success!

Who doesn’t love a delicious, perfectly ripe piece of fruit that gushes with juice the second you bite into it! The summer months are an ideal time to eat the freshest fruits and vegetables that are available all year, and a local farmers market is the perfect place to find what you are looking for….

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Here’s a little Hint to Help You Buy More Produce

Time after time, you hear the recommendation to eat more vegetables and fruits. I’m sure you have also heard, and maybe used, a slew of excuses as to why this recommendation isn’t realistic. “It’s too hard” “It’s too time consuming” “It’s too expensive”   I know I have heard these “reasons” a thousand times. Apparently,…

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Give Your Salad a Makeover

May is National Salad Month and while this may not excite many people, I am a huge salad fan, especially this month. I feel like this year the weather went from snow days to beach days practically overnight. During these warm days I notice my appetite changes my body wants more cold dishes than hot…

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Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle this National Nutrition Month®

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts National Nutrition Month®. This campaign is designed to promote awareness of healthy food choices and lifestyle habits. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle, which encourages everyone to commit to making better food choices to improve their health.  …

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January is National Fiber Focus Month

Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk. It is sugar or starch from plants. There are many great food sources of fiber including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Nutritional fiber supplements are another way to incorporate fiber into your diet. An example of a fiber supplement is psyllium, which…

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Summer 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Strategies for Staying Slim This Summer • Turn Your Tired Indoor Fitness Routine Into Creative Outdoor Workouts! • Fitting in Fruits and Veggies on a Budget • Get the Facts on Vitamin D • The Beneficial Role of DHA in Breastfeeding Mothers • Feature Food of the Month: Walnuts • Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Walnut String Bean Salad

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