Did you know Mother’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years? It’s no surprise that we want to take a moment to thank the moms in our lives for all they do for us and those around them. Whether you’re honoring a mom, a daughter, family member or friend, here are three ways to [...]
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With so many food and beverage options today, there’s so much to consider when making better choices to nourish ourselves and our planet. From questions about sustainability to thoughts on packaging, portions, transportation, energy use, and balance, how do we navigate all the things there are to consider when it comes to the foods we [...]
What does going green mean to you? From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring, to making more sustainable lifestyle and food choices, March is the perfect month for greener, better choices for you, your community, and the planet: Green tea – Drinking a cup or two of green tea a day for [...]
It doesn’t have to be hard to make better choices. Here are simple ways to eat better, even if you don’t know your way around the kitchen. Remember, two food groups make a balanced snack, and three food groups make a balanced meal. Choose from fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein. Snacks or breakfast on [...]
As we look back on another year and look forward with anticipation, this is a great time to think about what we want to achieve in the New Year—and set some reachable goals to get there. Many of us tend to set the same goals over and over again, and that’s ok! Health and wellness [...]
Hosting for the holidays or just looking to make everyday meals and activities more festive this holiday season? Check out these 25 fast and simple tips for celebrating the season with friends and family while keeping health in mind: Enjoy seasonal treats in moderation. Switch out daily, year-round choices for something more special. Use holiday [...]
November is Diabetes Month and with all the holiday parties, chances are, diabetes is on a lot of people’s minds—whether it’s you, your family, or someone at the party. How do you plan a party that caters to all your guests? Follow these three easy tips and you will be well on your way to [...]
The holiday season is fast approaching! Oftentimes the fun is focused on the party days, but what happens when you transform every day lunches into something fun and healthy? Here are three tips to celebrate healthy holidays all season long. Color your world. Halloween colors include purple, orange, and black. What foods can you think [...]
Whether your household is small or large, celebrating Family Meals Month can be fun and simple when you focus on the season. Since September is fruit and veggie month, too, here are five ways to make your fall meals tastier, healthier, and more memorable. Best of all, these tips are easy enough that the kids [...]
Summer flew by and it’s time to get back to the books! Whether prepping for preschool, grade school, high school, or college, a little planning goes a long way. With the right ingredients and equipment, you can make fast and easy take-away meals that are better for you and your family when you’re on the [...]