Summer Fun Begins With A Well-Packed Cooler

Family outing

Are you heading to the beach or planning a picnic in the park? If so, you are probably using a cooler to tote along food and beverages for your outing. Coolers help to keep your food and drinks cold, but did you know a cooler also keeps your family safe from foodborne illnesses? The number …

Delicious & Easy Ways To Eat Your Vegetables

How many vegetables did you eat yesterday? If you are like most adults, you probably missed the mark of getting the recommended 2-3 cups a day, even though you probably know they are good for your health. June 17 was National “Eat Your Vegetables” Day to encourage people to eat more vegetables. Increasing your vegetable …

Go With Your Gut

Your colon or large intestine is home to about four pounds of bacteria that enter your system from food and the environment, many of which are “good” bacteria that are vital to your health. Emerging research shows that these probiotics help improve digestion and absorption of foods and nutrients. Probiotics can also activate your immune …

Spring Clean The Kitchen For A Health Makeover

Spring brings thoughts of cleaning and making changes. Cafeterias and supermarkets have proven that you can shift food and drink choices by making healthy food more appealing, more visible, and more accessible. So why not start in your kitchen with changes that can boost your family’s health? Countertop Start with your counter because it’s one …

Plant-based Protein: The Newest Trending Nutrient

I recently attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo to hear about emerging nutrition research and trends in foods. Dozens of vendors promoted plant-based protein products, which came in the form of shakes, bars, powders, pastas, and more. When walking through the massive exhibit hall, it was clear that …