It’s the new year, which means many of us are striving toward New Year’s resolutions. However, that often means seeking “the next best thing” which might be a new product or fad diet. Unfortunately, consumers are often willing to shell out money for the latest and greatest secret. These new fad diets and products are often impractical and in general, might not be very good for us.
Too often, individuals don’t take time to invest in the importance of good nutrition and exercise for their bodies. Many take their health for granted. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a realization or diagnosis of bad health or a health condition for the behavior changes to start.
Tis the season for delicious cooking and while the parties are almost over, we have some ideas to help ensure you are well-equipped to bring the cheer to your New Year’s Eve party. Whether you have a date for a big bash or will ring in New Year a little more low-key with family and friends, when you arrive with a delicious beef appetizer recipe in hand, you’ll be sure to put the “happy” in “Happy New Year!”
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP).
Tis’ the season for enticing winter holiday food to be everywhere we look, including magazines, television and social media. Photos often accompany holiday recipes that leave us with “visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads”. Traditional favorite recipes can help us make the holidays memorable for everyone, but it’s also important to take time to consider your needs as well.
It is a holiday classic and creates an amazing centerpiece for a holiday meal. But cooking a prime rib roast can be unnerving at best for some. Especially if they feel the added pressure to impress guests. The good news is – prime rib’s “wow” factor doesn’t mean it cooking it must be complicated or difficult.
Football may come to mind when you hear the phrase “its game time” but it can also relate to eating over the holidays. Many people may not realize that they will need their own game plan when it comes to eating. Food temptations are ever-present during the holidays which makes it hard to eat healthy and make wise food choices. However, you do not need to give up your favorite dishes to maintain your weight.
Daylight savings brings upon early darkness, cold days, comfort foods and busy schedules. These new changes can bring a variety of feelings, one being a feeling of “winter blues”. With this feeling, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. Instead of falling into a winter slump and skipping your work outs, use the winter months as a time to refocus and set new goals for your health.
Cooperatively, the South Dakota Department of Health and SDSU Extension are launching Better Choices, Better Health® South Dakota (BCBH) in an effort to educate South Dakotans with chronic health conditions on ways to manage the impact of their disease on their daily lives. Individuals will learn coping skills to actively manage or co-manage their chronic condition and its impact on their lives.
Most of us can agree that constipation is not the most pleasant topic to discuss. Yet, if you are one of the many who suffer from the symptoms of constipation on an ongoing basis, is very important to discuss this with your healthcare team. Successfully managing the symptoms of chronic constipation is critical because the long term effects can have a profound impact on your well-being and ability to function.