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Eat Seasonably – KIWI

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce. Often considered a tropical fruit, kiwis are actually harvested in late September, making for a perfectly sweet back-to-school treat. EachRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – APPLES

As it turns out, an apple a day may keep the doctor away!  Apples are one of the best sources of polyphenols, which have been shown to create preventative effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neuro-degenerative diseases.  Apples are also a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and fiber (be sure to eat theRead More ›

Beat the Lunch Box Blues

School is well underway! Are you tired of making lunch yet? It may be hard to believe, but research suggests cafeterias provide healthier meals than home-prepped varieties. Does your lunch need a makeover? Below are five of the main complaints with bagged lunches, along with solutions to improve this mid-day meal and show your lunchbox some love: “Half of theRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – PEAS

These little green vegetables may look small, but they deliver a big nutritional punch.  Loaded with vitamins A, C and K,  important minerals like calcium, copper and zinc, along with  filling fiber, the green pea offers more than what meets the eye. As a low-calorie protein, 1 cup of peas provides 118 calories and 8Read More ›

Summer Snacks

Camps are winding down and the back-to-school lists are quickly building. With just a few weeks left before the new school year begins, many families are squeezing in late summer fun and travel. While enjoying these relaxed moments is so important for families, the lazy days of summer often can lead to extra snacking andRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – ZUCCHINI

Zucchini is everywhere this time of year, making it the perfect ingredient to add to anything from salads and soups to baked goods. This versatile veggie is high in potassium, folate, and vitamins A and C, with only 10 calories for one half cup serving. Whether your garden is already overflowing with it, or you’veRead More ›

FIVE TIPS to choosing a better bar!

Nutrition bars are often touted for their high protein, high fiber and low fat content, but not all bars are created equal. While many can be the perfect combination of on-the-go nutrients, others may contain enough sugar to qualify as a glorified candy bar, or have a long list of unfamiliar ingredients. However, with aRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – PAPAYA

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce. This month, we are featuring papaya. This tropical fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and the right amount of sweetnessRead More ›

Slim Summer Tips for KIDS

  Summer is FINALLY here! That’s the time when kids are most active, and less likely to increase weight, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, several studies suggest that summer is the prime time for excess weight gain. This is a serious health concern, as at least one third of children and teens are overweight or obese. FollowRead More ›