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.
Today, about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases that are often related to poor diet. It’s important to create a healthy eating pattern to maintain health and reduce the risk of disease. The food and beverage choices we make every day and through our lifetime matters.
As the bitter cold and early darkness settles in this time of year, it can be difficult to find activities to keep ourselves and our families entertained. It's tempting to turn to our phones, televisions, and computers to keep us occupied during the winter.
Vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals and are a major part of a well-balanced diet. Is it possible for good nutrition to be available in a can? The answer is yes!
There are many individuals who would say their favorite meal of the day is dessert. Some might eat dessert along with the main entrée, or even follow the old saying, “life is uncertain, eat dessert first!” Individuals who are highly dedicated to the idea of dessert might even agree that “happiness is knowing there’s a cake in the oven.”
As we age, a slow creep in weight sets in. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the slow creep is due in large part to a decreased proportion of lean muscle mass and an increased proportion of fat mass. Lean muscle mass is critical in maintaining weight. It is easy to let yourself slip into an unhealthy lifestyle that may contribute to weight gain.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in an expectant mother’s life. During this time, the mother wants to be as well educated as possible. However, this may be difficult with so many varying recommendations from different sources.
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP).
Healthful habits can be tricky during the holidays, but we asked Midwest Dairy’s registered dietitian nutritionists to share their strategies for celebrating the holidays in a healthful, yet indulgent way. See what they had to say about how their families eat, drink and enjoy dairy!
My first memory of being introduced to cranberries was canned cranberry sauce; it was cut into slices and served on a small platter. Since then, I’ve discovered a wide variety of uses for cranberries.