Defining Diabetes

Were you or someone you know recently diagnosed with diabetes? While there is no real cure for diabetes, diabetes can be managed through dietary and lifestyle changes, and also through medicine. You’ll work with your healthcare provider to set up a treatment plan that works best for you. In order to be successful at managing… Read more

Nighttime Snacking: 7 Steps to a Healthier Evening

When the urge to snack late at night hits us, most of us aren’t craving a piece of fruit or a serving of vegetables. Often we’re not even really hungry! It’s tempting to reach for chips, candy or another serving of dinner and eat extra calories, sodium, and saturated fat that our body doesn’t need…. Read more

Prep School: Freezer Cooking

Freezer cooking isn’t a new concept, chances are you’ve heated up a frozen pizza or meal at some point. But have you ever thought about preparing your own? Your freezer is more than a storage space for ice cubes, it’s an extension of your pantry, and having a freezer meal on hand can be a… Read more

Fun Meals for the Whole Family

Wouldn’t it be a dream to have your whole family help you cook dinner? Sharing meals together as a household is a great way to strengthen relationships and communication. By creating a fun and interactive meal that everyone can participate in, families can bond in a very meaningful way. Here are some ideas on how… Read more

Prep for No-Cook Nights

It’s September, the days are getting shorter, school and sports are back in session and days are feeling busier. Preparing dinners every night of the week can feel like just one more thing on your to-do list, but present you can help future you save time by preparing a few items to keep on hand… Read more

Food Safety from Package to Plate – Hamburger Edition

Practicing proper food safety helps to prevent foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses are caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses) that are either naturally present on food or may get on food through outside contamination. Symptoms of foodborne illness include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and/or jaundice. These symptoms can appear as soon as a few hours, or… Read more

Keeping Summer Food Fun

At this point in the summer you’ve probably heard “I’m bored” more than once from your kids. Summer camps are getting boring, games are getting boring, tv is getting boring, and every meal you make is boring. While we can’t help you convince your kids that they should get off the couch and go play,… Read more

Ten Fun Ways to Stay Active this Summer

Summer – the sun is finally shining and the snow has melted away. What a great time to start a new exercise routine, without being confined to the indoors. National guidelines suggest that children under the age of 18 participate in 60 minutes of exercise daily. Adults should strive for about 150 minutes of moderate… Read more

Prep School: Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is (finally, thankfully) here in New England and the fruits and vegetables of the season are starting to fill the market shelves. An abundance of ripe seasonal produce means grocers and farmers need to move it or lose it, and this means deep discounts for you when compared to prices the rest of the… Read more

What’s in Season: Summer Produce

Eating seasonally is a great way to save money, support your local community, and get the freshest, most delicious produce available. This summer try your hand at eating seasonally and reap the benefits. Not sure what’s in season? See this guide below for details. Don’t forget to bring this list with you to the local… Read more