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National Nutrition Month 2017

Happy National Nutrition Month!  “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2017 which is a reminder that each of us can decide if we will or will not make healthier food choices. Making small changes over time can help improve our health now and into the future.  By putting your [...]

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Healthy Snacks on the Go!

Now that school is back in session, everyone seems to be a little bit busier. When you’re always on the go, it can be hard to find time for nutritious snacks. Instead of running through the drive-thru, check out this list of quick and easy snacks that are great for families on the go! Bananas [...]

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

No one diet is right for each and every person, so with that in mind it is important to remember to follow what works best for you when it comes to a healthy eating plan.  It’s important to include delicious foods that fit your lifestyle. Eating right can always be developed to fit your specific [...]

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Best Practices for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving behind us, how did you do with your holiday eating behaviors?  Did you need your stretchy pants?  Did you make room for any fruits or vegetables?  Was your whole plate covered in gravy?  If you didn’t do as well as you wanted, here are 10 tips you can try out at upcoming holiday [...]

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Eating Healthy During Summer Cookouts

Summer is here and most of us will probably attend a cook out or barbecue or host our own. While cookouts are great to spend time with family and friends, they might not be great for your health. According to The Daily Meal, a single day of barbecue eating could total 2,652 calories!  Check out [...]

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

There is no better time to get rid of your unhealthy eating habits than March, which is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme, “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle” starts at the time when many New Year’s resolutions start to fail.  National Nutrition Month is a great reminder to try and eat a wholesome diet and [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating

It’s officially 2015!  After the holidays and all of the goodies and sweets we have eaten, it is normal for us to set New Year’s Resolutions which, for the majority of us, means making goals for weight loss or other issues. Our society is becoming so fast paced that we want things to be taken [...]

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Tricks and Treats & Calories Galore!

Happy Halloween! Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in Halloween treats!  Before you reach into that candy bowl, check [...]

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Are my kids eating too much?

Let’s face it, today we live in a world where every meal is super-sized and eating the correct portion looks more like a snack. One-third of today’s children are overweight or obese, a statistic we hope will drop dramatically. Times have certainly changed over the last few decades as more homes have two parents working [...]

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Post by Dr. Mary Jo Stine It’s a fact.  Kid’s are getting fatter.  One-third of children are now overweight or obese.  How did this happen?  Why worry about it?  What can we do to fight this?  The Pepsi Generation.  Soft drinks have certainly contributed to the obesity epidemic.  The typical can of soda contains 250 calories.  [...]

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