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From the Farm to Your Table

farmer picking tomatoes

Where does the food we eat come from? This question is one part of the farm-to-table experience taking place across the nation. And the experience really begins with where the food is grown on the farm. Often, we choose to create our own unique farm-to-table experience when purchasing local fruits …

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Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Healthy Habits: Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Eating a salad can be an exciting way to increase your intake of vegetables and fruits. (No, really, it can be!) The variety is limitless, and if you choose wisely, eating salads can be satisfying and even help you eat fewer calories and less sodium throughout the day. Be sure …

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Why is Your Health Important to You?

Healthy Habits: Why is Your Health Important to You?

Whether your goal is to get healthier, lose weight or maintain your health, almost everyone has a reason to be motivated. Being healthy truly is a journey, not a destination. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the …

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Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

Healthy Habits - Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

When you feel like you’re dragging and perhaps lacking in sleep, reaching for an energy drink may be a tempting option for a boost or just a tasty beverage with a little extra kick. Although this may be your “quick fix” on occasion, using energy drinks habitually or throughout the …

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Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

When exercising, weightlifting or training, it’s important to consider how your diet and hydration can impact energy levels, endurance and overall performance. The saying “you can’t out-exercise a poor diet” couldn’t be more true. Fueling your body well supports your physical performance and the overall results you will see from …

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6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Healthy Habits - 6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Our musculoskeletal system is robust and can adapt to most stresses encountered in training programs. This means that with adequate, balanced overload of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, all of these structures grow stronger and can withstand increased stress in the future. The key to minimizing the chance of …

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Raising Healthy Eaters

Raising Healthy Eaters - Two Kids with fruit - Fun and Tasty Heart - #KACH #Nutrition

Children continue to grow and develop physically, cognitively and emotionally from infancy through adolescence. Learning to enjoy new foods and developing feeding skills are important components of any life stage as children aim to gain full independence. According to Ellyn Satter, a world-renowned registered dietitian, who has devoted her life’s …

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