In Season: Pomegranate

Pomegranates are in season and probably on sale at your local grocery store.  What better time to learn a little bit more about them and how to prepare them! Pomegranates are full of delicious, sweet seeds and like most fruits contain lots of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.  Pomegranates also contain folate and vitamin K.  … Read more

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Now that the kids are back to school, it’s a great time to spice up your cold lunches and learn more about the School Lunch Program, otherwise known as “hot lunch”.  There have been some changes to the School Lunch Program over the past few years and it’s always great to learn about the nutrition guidelines your … Read more

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