IGA Better Choices Blog
When you decide it’s time for you and/or your family to start making better choices in food and activity, it helps to have a reliable resource to turn to—especially when you consider all the conflicting information out there coming from everyone from your neighbor up the street to latest diet guru on social media.
That’s why IGA has registered dietitian Kim Kirchherr. With over 18 years as a registered dietitian, 15 years as a certified diabetes educator and having made hundreds of appearances on national television and radio shows to talk about health and wellness, Kim knows a thing or two about eating right and making better choices. It’s all about balance and enjoying occasional treats while making wise choices every day. Moderation is key, and with a little planning, pretty much all your favorite things fit in just fine.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]