Have you heard of the DASH diet and ever wondered what it stood for?
DASH stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension (high blood pressure). In our Keeping the Pressure Down classes, we talk about the DASH eating because research ... READ MORE
Last week’s blog was about MyPlate, and how the main messages of MyPlate can help us live a healthier lifestyle. To continue the conversation on this symbol, next Tuesday, January 30th, there will be a lesson at the Centennial Library in ... READ MORE
Can 'green bags' really keep your food fresh for weeks?
You've likely seen them on late-night TV.
Commercials boasting: "Our miracle green bags can keep your foods fresh for weeks!" "Made with all-natural minerals, our bags lock in the ... READ MORE
Stress is part of everyday life. If you're like me, some days it seems to come from every aspect of life too. Recently, I was introduced to mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and unwind. I am already seeing the benefit of being mindful and ... READ MORE
As many of us venture to begin our new year’s resolution of healthier eating, instead of looking up which “diet” to start, get to know MyPlate, which is more of a lifestyle of healthy eating than it is a diet. MyPlate was designed in ... READ MORE
Get a healthy start to the New Year by resolving to take better care of yourself. Begin your healthy journey with the foundations of basic care – health exams and screenings.
Routine health exams and screenings are essential to help maintain ... READ MORE
Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers' approach to addressing food access, affordability and nutrition education is unique in that it works with the full food system from producer to consumer. With almost five years of experience ... READ MORE
The holiday season is over, but somehow the experiences of years past didn’t help remind us that overindulgence during the holiday can quickly add excess pounds. A scenario many of us relive every year. However, no matter how far we have strayed ... READ MORE
In 2010, the Associated Press found less than 30 percent of Americans reported having an advance directive, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 2005 study found nearly 70 percent of Americans die in a hospital, ... READ MORE