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.
How can we celebrate on our plate every day? March is the perfect time to talk about this because it’s National Nutrition Month®, and this year’s theme, “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” is just perfect to talk about how those better choices stack up when your taste buds are [...]
Have you ever said you are too busy to eat better? Or that you don’t have time to prep food after a busy day? Lucky for you, frozen food extends your options to make better choices, no matter how busy the week becomes. Frozen foods have been around for a [...]
February is American Heart Month, which means there are lots of “heart-y” reasons to have fun making better choices this month. Why is it so important to think about heart health? For one thing, Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America for men and women, but [...]
The calendar has turned to a new year with new goals and renewed excitement to reinvigorate our personal commitment to take care of ourselves by making better choices when it comes to food, wellness, and lifestyle. It’s also perfect timing that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) have been announced. [...]
As another year ends and a new one begins, thoughts of resolutions or a “new year, new you” mentality are often on our minds. Make the most of the turn of the calendar by focusing on small steps you can take now that will help make 2016 a better year. [...]
Ever notice when you go to a party where they are serving beautifully arranged raw or roasted fruits and veggies that those healthier, delicious options go just as fast—or faster—than the other choices? Welcome to health and wellness at the holidays! Though we might think of the holidays as a [...]