As the summer flies by and kids go back to school, it’s a great time to regroup and get everyone back on track in terms of making better choices. Whether you are packing your own lunch, the kids’ lunch, or figuring out what’s for dinner this week, here are five things you can do now [...]
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It is said that having a child is to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body. As we at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids look at our nation’s current drug epidemic, we don’t only see the 144 individuals who lose their lives every day to overdose, but the families that surround them [...]
Between the weather, summer sports, work, vacation, and other distractions, it can be easy to get overscheduled. That doesn’t mean meals need to be stressful! Here are some simple, summer-y ways to get your meal groove on this summer: Eat seasonally. Many of us are trying to eat more fruits and veggies because we simply [...]
What is your favorite memory of a meal with your dad or father figure? For me, each season brings a different answer to this question, and for summer my answer involves the grill. Here are three great reasons to get grilling with the family this Father’s Day—and in the summer months to come: Lean, mean [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]