Got Milk?-Navigating the Dairy Aisle

Lately there has been an explosion of alternatives to dairy products.  Cashew milk, almond milk yogurt, non-dairy nut cheese just to name a few.  Let’s look at the difference between some of these products and good old, regular milk. Milk from Mammals Dairy products have been getting a bad rap lately related to misconceptions about the use of … Read more

Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 13-19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week, sponsored by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).  About 50 million Americans have food allergies.  Allergies can occur at any age and even to foods you have eaten in the past.  There are 8 foods that make up the majority of food allergies: eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, … Read more

Healthy Weight Week 2018

Healthy Weight Week 2018 is January 15-19th. This week is probably not for celebrating what you think.  In fact, it is likely the opposite.  Healthy Weight Week was created 25 years ago to celebrate healthy lifestyles that prevent eating disorders and weight problems.  It is meant to encourage poeople of all sizes to live actively, eat well, and … Read more

Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Everyday choices can have a big impact on our health, even in preventing cancer.  Lifestyle changes you start now can really make a difference over time.  Things like healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight all play a part in cancer prevention.   Photo Credit Follow these recommendations for cancer … Read more

Get to know your Roots (Vegetables)

It’s that time of year…root vegetables will be in season soon.  These vegetables are perfect to add to your upcoming meal plans since they are affordable, packed with nutrition, versatile, have a long shelf life, and can add volume to any meal.  Use root vegetables as a side, an entrée, or as a way to stretch a soup, stew or … Read more