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Eating Healthy in the Great Outdoors

Posted: June 14, 2019

June is National Camping Month, the perfect time to spend a weekend or longer enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. With kids out of school and mild to pleasant temperatures throughout the day, you can partake of all the traditional activities – hikes, bonfires, and sleeping in a cozy tent. Campfire meals don’t have […]

The Best Foods for Your Smile (And Other Parts)

Posted: June 7, 2019

Many organizations recognize June as National Smile Month, though research will tell you that it’s mainly observed between May 13 and June 13. Since we still have a few days left to observe (or longer, if you prefer to complete a calendar month), it’s a good time to consider which foods are best to help […]

Processed Foods May Contribute to Weight Gain

Posted: May 17, 2019

The choices we make during mealtimes can affect various aspects of our health. Is it better to have a salad at lunch, or a lean cut of chicken with vegetables? When you’re in a hurry, should you grab an apple or a granola bar? If weight management is a concern, you may rely on premade […]

3 Things to Know About Food Allergies

Posted: May 10, 2019

Food allergies affect over 30 million Americans, adults and children. According to the Center for Disease Control, such allergies in children alone have increased in the last two decades. Depending on a person’s allergy, reactions may range from mild skin irritations to stomach cramps and vomiting to anaphylaxis, which is potentially fatal. Allergies may trigger […]

4 Food Safety Tips for the Grilling Season

Posted: May 3, 2019

The grilling season is almost here. Warm weather beckons us outdoors to host barbecues and enjoy the company of family and friends. Good food plays an important role in weekend and holiday gatherings, and it’s important that everybody sitting down to the picnic table savors a meal without getting sick. Part of eating right during […]

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet For Improved Health

Posted: April 26, 2019

We’re coming to the end of the month, which we have learned is Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Month. This is a good practice for any month of the year, but it’s good to see there is time set aside for awareness. When it comes to weight management, medicine is important for those who use […]

The Benefits of Garlic

Posted: April 19, 2019

April 19th is National Garlic Day. How do you plan to celebrate? It’s not a dedicated holiday like Christmas or Easter, but celebrations of specific cuisines provide ample opportunity to try new dishes featuring the food of honor. Garlic is especially versatile and pairs with meat, chicken, pasta and soups. You reap some health benefits […]

Four Benefits of Eating Cheese

Posted: April 10, 2019

When we talk about cheese, we don’t refer to the neon yellow stuff that comes in a can or out of a pump at the nacho station in the convenient mart. Nearly 2000 varieties of cheese exist – everything from the pungent Limburger to the delicate Baby Swiss, and that means you have endless choices […]

The Joy of Soy

Posted: April 3, 2019

If you have thought about changing up the way you eat, April is as good a time as any to start. This is National Soyfoods Month, a celebration of all things soy. Whether you incorporate soy-based foods like tofu, edamame, or soy milk regularly into your meal plans, or enjoy soy once in a while, […]

4 Tips for Safely Storing Food

Posted: March 28, 2019

It’s okay if you’re unable to clean your plate at dinner. As children we were encouraged to finish every bite, but now it’s important to listen to our bodies and determine when we’ve had enough to eat. Besides, what we don’t eat for dinner tonight makes for a good lunch tomorrow, right? Leftovers are good […]

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