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.
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 [...]
Part of the anticipation and tradition of the holidays is wrapped in food. And yet, each year so many of us put our favorite holiday foods on the naughty list, and feel nothing but guilt when we look at them. So this year while you’re busy creating a holiday health [...]
Does it sometimes feel like Groundhog Day for you because you find yourself asking this same question most days of the week? Here are four ways to feel confident in your answer! 1. Embrace your favorite food/meal/recipe. If you like something that’s a better choice, like honey crisp apples in [...]
With the busy school year back in full swing, it can feel like there’s no time for anything! But the good news is, with a little planning, there is time to make balanced choices to get us through the day with the nutrient rich foods we need. We all want [...]