March is National Nutrition Month, a great opportunity to focus on healthy eating goals and reevaluate the meal choices you make. Are you eating huge portions and dining out constantly? Are you engaging in unhealthy snacking at work? If reviewing your eating habits and making healthy eating goals is a struggle, the idea of having a metaphorical healthy eating conscience on your shoulder may sound very appetizing.
Does that time-worn saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” conjure up Norman Rockwell-type images of the country doctor and a time when preventative healthcare was as easy as eating a piece of fruit?
The winter can be a sad time for fruits and vegetables. Sure, we can make do with tasteless tomatoes, fruits from overseas and the frozen stuff, but there are other alternatives. Winter is a great time to branch out and try something new and fresh in your diet or explore different ways of eating your old produce favorites!
What’s in season now?
As the old saying goes, “Raising children is the hardest job in the world.” Being a parent is rewarding and wonderful, but outside influences, hectic schedules and differences in parenting can make it difficult for you to both ensure their immediate well-being and prepare them for a lifetime of making good choices.
The earlier you introduce healthy options to your child, the more apt they will be to stick with them for life. We offer fun, easy ways to set your child up for a life of wellness and healthy decisions.
The organic-food movement has grown in fits and starts since its birth in the 1940s. In recent years, the value of producing food without the use of potentially harmful chemicals has re-emerged in the public consciousness.
Non-organic farmers may use risky fertilizers and pesticides to help grow many of the foods we eat: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat. However, organic farmers address problems – mainly, livestock disease and weed and pest control – with alternative solutions rather than chemicals.