How much activity do I need?

As an adult, the amount of activity you need depends on what you want to get out of it. To take care of your health and lower your risk of getting sick, you need either: A total of 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate activity each week, or A total of 75… Read More

Get past your barriers

Most people know that physical activity is good for their bodies and their health. So why are 2 out of 3 Americans still less active than they should be? There are all kinds of reasons that keep people from being active. Maybe you feel you don’t have the extra time, have no one to be… Read More

A Healthy Tale…A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two

It’s 6am on a rainy Tuesday.  My 3 year old and 1 year old are up and ready for the day.  Stretch and then it’s to the table to sit down and eat together for 10 minutes.  Breakfast is a mix of whole grain cereals with 1% milk—protein, fiber and variety (I don’t fall for fads… Read More

Money Saving Tips

Before You Go to the Store Plan your menu and write your shopping list ahead of time. This will help you buy only the foods you need, and prevent food from going to waste. Eat something before you go. Shopping while you’re hungry will tempt you to buy things you don’t need. Learn how to… Read More

Servings and Portions?!?

Confused about portions, servings, and the difference between them? A serving size is the amount of food we’re recommended to eat. Nutrition labels tells us how many calories and nutrients are in each serving. It’s important to look for serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts Label to understand how much fat, sugar, calories, and carbohydrates… Read More

Healthy Foods for your Family

A healthy, balanced diet is made up of: Fruits and Vegetables Whole Grains Low-Fat or Non-Fat Dairy Lean Meats and Protein Healthy Oils The USDA MyPlate can help you understand how much you should be eating from each food group. Limiting foods that have lots of calories, sugar, sodium and fat will also help you… Read More