Mindful Eating Month

January is World Mindful Eating Month! In our last blog, Self-Care December, we briefly discussed the practice of mindfulness.  This month, we’ll apply it to food and eating.  Mindfulness: practice of bringing your full attention and awareness to one’s experience in the moment, without judgement, just observation.  Mindful Eating: Helps us be aware of thoughts, … Read more

Healthy Weight Week 2020

Healthy Weight Week 2020 starts January 17th! This week is probably not for celebrating what you think.  In fact, it is likely the opposite.  Healthy Weight Week was created in 1994 to celebrate healthy lifestyles that prevent eating disorders and other side effects from dieting and weight cycling. It is meant to encourage people of all sizes to … Read more

Self-Care December

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to recognize when we need a break before we boil over.  This time of year is usually stress inducing, not to mention everything going on right now (I’m looking at you, COVID-19), especially with disruptions to our yearly traditions.  Stress can wreak havoc on our health-mental, physical, and … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Apples

Tips & Fun Facts: Apples are in the Rosaceae (rose) family, along with almonds, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. The only apples native to North America are crab apples. Apple trees must cross-pollinate in order to produce fruit; therefore, they need to be planted within approximately 100 feet of another cultivated apple tree variety, crab apple tree, or wild apple tree. … Read more

Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s annual campaign to highlight the importance of children’s healthful eating and active lifestyles.  Here are some things to try to work towards a healthy lifestyle as a family: Shop Smart. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved … Read more

August Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Tomato Facts Tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, lycopene, and some B vitamins.  Cooked tomatoes have a higher nutritional value than raw tomatoes! Tomatoes are typically seen as red, orange, and sometimes yellow but there are also varieties that are green, pink … Read more