A well-known proverb says, “Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Many individuals drink honey in their tea and spread it on bread, but wonder what it really is.
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP).
When thinking about fitness, most people automatically think of running, walking or lifting weights, but rarely think of flexibility. However, flexibility is a very important component of physical fitness. Think of your muscles like rubber bands; the shorter and tighter a rubber band, the less force can be produced and the greater the risk the rubber band will break.
March is National Nutrition Month® and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to "Go Further with Food." When it comes to food and nutrition, one thing most health professionals agree on is we could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables.
'Go Further With Food' is this year's National Nutrition Month theme. Each March, the Academy focuses nationwide attention on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. The following tips can help you to make your food last, saving you money, nutrients and helping you cut back on food waste.
February is Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month: a time to clear up confusion about the condition, and return to confidently eating the dairy foods you love. Lactose intolerance occurs when a person has difficulty digesting lactose (the sugar naturally found in milk) which may cause them to experience physical symptoms when consuming foods that contain lactose.
Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness of each present moment. When we are living in the present moment, we are able to acknowledge all the sensations of the body. We are also able to notice our thoughts and feelings as we go throughout our day.
Do you know how many daily calories your body needs to function and provide energy? The number of calories we require depends on our age, gender and level of activity.
Getting quick, nutritious meals on the table can be challenging for busy families. To make the most of your food preparation time, consider incorporating leftovers as planned-overs. "Planned-over" means planning ahead to buy or prepare amounts of food that give you servings for more than one meal, and then planning ways to use the leftovers.
Pick It, Try It, Like It materials are filled with tips for selecting, exploring, and cooking a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Factual information complements simple, healthy, and tested recipes. Colorful fact sheets, recipe cards, and educational videos provide educators and families with fun, engaging tools to enhance any dietary curriculum!