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10 06, 2020

Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

By |2020-06-10T12:55:41-04:00June 10th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Lifestyle Behaviors that Stick: Start with these 3 simple hacks

There's no shortage of voices out there telling you what you should eat. However everyone has different taste preferences, health history, life situations and needs. Behaviors are often at the root of needed change. I've often said that most people know what "healthy eating" looks like, but planning [...]

21 05, 2020

Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-07-07T14:34:42-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

14 04, 2020

Food, Status, and Survival

By |2020-04-29T13:23:18-04:00April 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Status, and Survival

We are experiencing a lot of disruption in the world right now. The food supply chain is mostly doing well, although recently there have been some disruptions and issues surrounding food waste.  It's been interesting to consider how this pandemic and time of crisis is influencing people's food [...]

6 04, 2020

The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

By |2020-08-31T07:32:08-04:00April 6th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make purchases. We are in a new normal. Now that we are all doing our best to stay home and limit how often we visit the grocery store, you may be finding that [...]

29 03, 2020

Food Safety Resources

By |2020-09-02T11:35:58-04:00March 29th, 2020|Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Food Safety Resources

As regular readers know, my goal is to share facts, and help you enjoy eating without food fear. During a pandemic, the world is searching for comfort. I completely understand that we're all a little emotional. You may feel afraid, uncertain, or worried about your future or the [...]

17 03, 2020

Your Role in Public Health

By |2021-03-31T17:03:16-04:00March 17th, 2020|Family, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Your Role in Public Health

NOTE: One year later, these basic health guidelines (masking, washing hands, avoiding crowded spaces or large gatherings) are still important. And, they work to stop the spread. You can enjoy your "pod" if you use common sense and follow CDC guidelines As the nation works to reduce the [...]

14 03, 2020

Baking Vibes

By |2020-03-29T15:11:15-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe|Comments Off on Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had 4 very overripe bananas on the counter today that need to be [...]

12 03, 2020

Stock Up, Stay Calm, and Carry On

By |2020-03-29T15:06:49-04:00March 12th, 2020|Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stock Up, Stay Calm, and Carry On

You've seen the toilet paper jokes. There's a psychology behind our behaviors, and the coronavirus news in the US is taking it's toll on folks. Thing is, while it is a bummer to run out of toilet paper, it's unnecessary to hoard it. If you have a conservatively [...]

7 03, 2020

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

By |2020-03-07T12:03:43-05:00March 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-07-14T09:40:19-04:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]