Get Outside: National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month. Use this as an excuse to have a socially distant gathering with friends or family. You can head to a backyard, rooftop, or park.  According to the CDC, gathering outside seems to be safer than indoors. For added safety: Have each family bring a blanket and use that as their… Read more

Skin Health through Food

We know that nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables are good for our health, fitness and overall well-being. Did you know that food plays an important role in the health of our skin, too? The food you eat can have a direct impact on the look and feel of your skin. Including certain foods in… Read more

Microwave Cooking – Safety and Tips

Is anything easier than the microwave? You put in some leftover food and in a couple minutes, you have yourself a hot, yummy meal.  While microwaves can make getting food on the table a faster and easier process, we want to make sure your food is safe and delicious. Here are some essential tips: Most… Read more

What’s in Season: Summer Produce

You can start finding a lot of great, local produce in June. In the months of July and August, produce availability really starts to pick up as the temperatures and sun time increase. Not only is local produce available during the summer, it is usually at the height of flavor and nutritional value. Plus, it’s… Read more

Vegetarian Protein: Using Dry Beans and Lentils

Many people are struggling to find some of the staples they typically cook with. Does your family typically eat meat at most meals but now you’re having a hard time finding it? Are you thinking about adding more beans and legumes to your diet but you aren’t sure where to start? Read-on for a re-post… Read more

Prep School: Plant-Based Proteins

Protein is a necessary part of our diets and is part of every cell in the body. Our bodies use it to build, maintain and repair muscles, tissues, organs, and it is a building block for bones, skin, and blood. Even hair and nails are made of protein. Many people get the protein they need… Read more

Using Non-Perishable Produce

We’re often told that we need to be eating more produce, but does it matter if it’s canned or frozen instead of fresh? Despite what people say, frozen and canned produce is just as healthy and nutrient-dense as fresh produce! However, there are things to consider when choosing your canned or frozen produce. In this… Read more

National Public Health Week – Prevention is Key

April 6-12 is National Public Health Week. With COVID-19 continuing to spread, you’ve likely thought about public health more in the past two months than you have in a long time.  Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. People working in public health… Read more

Learning to Love Ugly Produce

Have you been to the grocery store and been disappointed with how the produce looks? Lumpy potatoes, tiny apples, knobby carrots- none of it looks very appetizing! This is what is commonly referred to as “ugly produce.” This ugly produce is perfectly good to eat, it just doesn’t look as good as other produce.  Why… Read more

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is: Eat Right, Bite by Bite. One of the ways that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is promoting eating right is by reminding people that a healthy diet doesn’t need to be overwhelming or restrictive. Making small goals and changes can add up to… Read more