Posts Tagged "healthy"

Take a Hike This November

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Take a Hike This November

Did you know that today, November 13th, is National Take a Hike Day? This celebration of hiking is an opportunity to get people up and get outside. There are hundreds of hiking trails open that are free of charge just waiting to be explored.   Hiking Benefits   Hiking is a fun way to get a great workout. It not only gives you the benefits of cardiovascular activity, which is great for your heart and lungs, but it gets you outside and connecting with nature, which is good for your...

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National Fig Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Fig Week

Ficus carica, also known as the common fig, may not be so common to everyone. Figs are delectable little fruits that are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits. National Fig Week is November 1st through 7th and is the perfect time to learn more about figs.   Shopping for Figs   There are more than one hundred and fifty varieties of figs. They range dramatically in color and subtly in texture. The five more popular varieties are:   Black Mission:...

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Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Is there anything better than a fresh, juicy apple? The kind that has a crisp crunch and leaves juice running down your arm. YUM.   Fall brings us cooler air, shorter days and the changing colors of the leaves, but it always gives us some of the freshest and most delicious apples you can find all year. October is National Apple Month and is the perfect time to learn all you need to know about apples!   With a seemingly endless variety of apples out there, it can be so easy to find...

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National School Lunch Week

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National School Lunch Week

Did you know that last week, October 9th-13th, was National School Lunch Week? President John F. Kennedy created this week in 1962 in order to celebrate the school lunch program in America.   This year’s theme was “School Lunch: Recipes for Success”. The theme was centered around sharing tips on what makes your child’s school lunch special, and how it prepares them for success. School lunch programs have made great strides in the past few years. Schools are starting to recognize...

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Be In the Know for World Heart Day

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Be In the Know for World Heart Day

Today marks a very important day for the Global Health Initiative; it’s World Heart Day! World Heart Day was started in 2012 by the World Heart Federation to bring awareness to one of the most prevalent and concerning diseases in the world, cardiovascular disease (CVD).   CVD has become more prevalent in the United States and the world as our health as a whole has continued to deteriorate. CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and the totals have been estimated at 17.5 million...

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