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October 25, 2017

Have a Healthy Halloween

Nutrition can be easily overlooked during a holiday best known for its abundance of candy and sugary treats. That is a shame, since about 1 in 5 school-aged children are obese, according to the CDC. This Halloween, consider being the one house on the block that offers healthy trick-or-treat alternatives.
September 28, 2017

Iconic landmarks turn red for World Heart Day: Friday 29 September 2017

This year, on 29 September, WHF is urging people to take action by sharing heart healthy tips and attending iconic illumination events. We can all 'share the power' and inspire our families, friends and communities around the world to make the small lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference to heart health. Today, CVD is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives a year, and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. Globally, 1 in 10 people aged 30-70 die prematurely from CVD, including heart disease and stroke, but the good news is that at least 80% of these premature deaths could be avoided or postponed.
June 12, 2017

Shop for Seasonal Produce This Summer

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base.
March 19, 2017

Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. Consuming enough calcium is critical for keeping your bones and teeth strong and for maintaining the function of your nerves, heart and muscles.
March 13, 2017

Monitor Your Rice Intake to Minimize Arsenic Consumption

Arsenic, an element from the Earth’s crust that is naturally found in air and water, may not only cause cancer, but can also negatively affect a child’s development and cause problems into adulthood. Inorganic arsenic is the type of arsenic that is associated with adverse health effects and the type of arsenic that is found in common foods and drinks, like rice and apple juice.
July 26, 2016

Food Labels to Get a Makeover

On May 23, 2016, the FDA announced that food labels will be getting an overhaul. The new food labels will now list how many added sugars are in each product and more clearly define what a serving size is. Many Americans are unaware of how much sugar is added to foods they wouldn’t conventionally think of as sweet, like cereal, flavored yogurts and tomato soup. The FDA hopes that these new labels will help Americans better manage their diets.
March 17, 2016
3 Diets to Help You Follow the New Dietary Guidelines

3 Diets to Help You Follow the New Dietary Guidelines

The new 2015-2020 federal dietary guidelines focus on the prevention of diet-related chronic diseases instead of just weight management alone. Here are three suggested diets designed around the guidelines to help make them more user-friendly.
March 3, 2016
The Importance of Breakfast

The Importance of Breakfast

Every wonder where the term “breakfast” came from? Your body needs to refuel after a long night’s sleep— a “break” from your “fast.” Skipping breakfast leads to low blood sugar, fatigue, irritability and poor attentiveness.
December 16, 2015
Health benefits of coffee outweigh the risks

Health Benefits of Coffee Outweigh the Risks

Ever heard that coffee stunts your growth? New research says coffee may not be so bad after all... In fact, for some, the health benefits actually outweigh the risks.