Health and Nutrition

Family Nutrition in Action Dec/Jan

IN THIS ISSUE:  Warm Up with Family Meals  Sweet and Healthy Dessert  Try It, Like It: Brussels Sprouts  Recipe: Tangy Brussels Sprouts   For the full newsletter click: Family Nutrition in Action Dec_Jan Newsletter 2014_15

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Motivation for Resolutions~Take the Challenge

Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Provides Motivation for Resolutions January 25 – February 21, 2014 Got New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health and/or personal finances?  For example, losing weight, increased physical activity, reducing debt, or saving money? Cooperative Extension’s Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program has two free resources to motivate Americans to …

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The Core of a Healthier You!

Good health begins at the core. No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of the chain (your body). Thus, weak or inflexible core muscles can impair how well your arms and legs function. A strong core enhances balance and stability. Thus, it can help prevent falls and injuries during sports …

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Food Donations That Make a Great Plate

Food donations and charitable giving go hand in hand with the spirit of the holidays. You can make a big difference in someone’s life with generous donations both large and small ~ either way take the extra steps to help create balanced meals with what you give. Take a few minutes to read this publication …

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~Keep the Holidays Healthy & Freeze the Gain~

The Season of Hallothanksmas is upon us. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, treats, meats and delicious eats. But let’s shift our way of thinking. What if we turn our focus to family, friends and making great memories? Here are three things to think about this holiday season: 1. Portion control – Have you noticed portion …

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~Get Your Grilling Groove On~

The summer is a perfect time to get outside and grill. Cooking meals on the grill is a healthy dining option for you and your family and a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Grilling is Groovy but Safety in the Summertime is a MUST. Make sure you follow the seven steps to safe food …

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March 26 ~ Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day! Know your risk for diabetes & take prevention now Many people have diabetes, but are unaware that they do; this places them at high risk for health complications of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which may be prevented through lifestyle changes such as losing weight and increasing physical activity, accounts for …

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~ Are you Celebrating? ~

Are you celebrating National Nutrition Month? Are you celebrating the arrival of Spring? Are you celebrating a special occasion?   Here are 10 tips to creating healthy, active events: Make healthy habits part of your celebrations – food and beverages area  apart of an event, but they do not have to be the center of …

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~Celebrate National Nutrition Month By Being Aware~

March is National Nutrition month! Don’t fret ~ everyone has a favorite food that may or may not be the most nutritious of food choices but when consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and combined with physical activity could fit into your eating plan. Take a moment to see if your eating plan and …

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