Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, have better concentration and more energy. Many children eat one, if not two, meals in school each day, making nutrition an important part of school life. These tips can help you consider how to offer the best nutrition options… Read More »
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Whether you have a short-term or long-term goal to save money, it requires discipline. Saving money means that you find ways to pay less when you shop. Saving may also mean deciding to NOT buy everything you want. Learn more about smart options to reach your financial goals.
The American Heart Association recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running, each week. You should also do moderate- to high-intensity muscle strengthening at least two days a week. Children age two and older… Read More »
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported people who watch three or more hours of television a day double their risk of death at a younger age. This research reinforces the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease. Too much technology… Read More »
Try this grab-and-go breakfast that’s rich in fiber which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Customize it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup skim milk 1/3 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup blueberries (or your favorite fruit) Preparation Stir all ingredients together and spoon into… Read More »
Mornings are a busy time for many families. It’s hard to prepare a healthy breakfast to satisfy all taste buds. Here are some quick and healthy suggestions to get your family out the door. Fresh fruit: Use fruit that’s easy to transport, such as apples, bananas or grapes. Cut your favorite fruits into chunks the… Read More »
Do you ever feel like you need superpowers to accomplish all your tasks and goals? Give yourself a break and stop setting the bar so high. Take it day by day! Accept that you are only human, and your best is good enough. Remember these tips when you start to feel overwhelmed: Acknowledge your strengths… Read More »
Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling several tasks can burn you out, leaving no room to focus on your wellbeing. Be kind to yourself and take moments to destress and reboot your brain. Here are five healthy techniques to help reduce stress during your busy day. Take a break from the stressor. It… Read More »
Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic… Read More »
Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the… Read More »