Reward Your Achievements Without Food

We’ve been talking a lot about goals these past few weeks, but that’s because setting and achieving goals is hard! This is especially true if you’re trying to make a lifestyle change. “Getting healthy” means breaking old habits and creating new ones that stick, which is no easy feat. Dhruti mentioned rewarding yourself, but that …

Be S.M.A.R.T. About Your Goals

Carrie and Dhruti have recently posted some helpful tips about settings goals and sticking with them. Dhruti talked about starting with realistic and small goals, but it can be hard to know what that means. So, I’ll be providing more detail about how to set effective goals. To make them achievable, they must be SMART. …

A Handful of Healthy Tips For Trick-or-Treating

The costumes are ready, the jack-o-lanterns are carved, and the day is finally here! Kids look forward to Halloween each year. Little trick-or-treaters can’t wait to start knocking on doors to see what treats they will get. And why shouldn’t they? Candy reigns supreme on Halloween. Estimates show that children accumulate between 3,500 and 7,000 …

Bring The Taste Of The Mediterranean Home

Ready to eat the “Mediterranean Way”? You don’t have to travel further than your local supermarket to enjoy the delicious flavors of this healthy eating style. Inspired by the cuisine found along the Mediterranean Sea, this flavorful diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes, fish, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat. …

Breastfeeding Awareness: Know Your Workplace Rights

Editor’s Note: August may almost be over, but we can’t let it slip by without a note celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Today’s post is brought to you by guest contributors Kavitha and Mira, from the University of Maryland Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. From the early 1940’s, mothers chose to feed their …