Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE
The 4-H Food Challenge is a contest that provides a fun, yet challenging, food-focused learning opportunity for youth ages 8 to 18, (as of September 1st of the current 4-H year). Youth work in teams of 3-4 youth, of the same age division, ... READ MORE
It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors!
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Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE
Your body needs more than just healthy foods for proper nourishment. Exercising daily, getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated are all essential behaviors for maintaining a healthy body. National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign ... READ MORE
The colors of the rainbow are beautiful and display in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Our food comes in a multitude of colors, which can be best seen in the produce section of the grocery store reflecting a ... READ MORE
Ever wonder what heroes eat to keep their powers?
Look no further! Let’s dive into what it takes to eat like a superhero and how the food groups increase their power!
The following is based on recommendations for children aged 2-8 years ... READ MORE
Many times, I am asked as a Registered Dietitian, what should I eat to be healthy? How many calories should I have each day? What should I eat if I want to lose weight? My answer to all of this is there is no one size fits all plan, no magic ... READ MORE
As we all sit home and wait for our world to go back to normal, a lot of us are probably eating more than we normally would. When we are idle, or bored as a child would say, we tend to think we are hungry more often than we really are. When ... READ MORE
Making Healthy Choices
If you aren’t sure where to start when you want to begin eating a healthier diet. USDA’s ChooseMyPlate is a reliable resource to get you started. It shares a variety of nutrition, health and wellness information ... READ MORE