Cooking with Kids during the Holidays

The holidays are all about spending time with family, so it is the perfect time to teach your kids about cooking and healthy nutrition. Kids enjoy helping in the kitchen and are also more likely to eat foods that they help to prepare. Teaching children at a young age about preparing healthy meals promotes a … Continue reading Cooking with Kids during the Holidays

Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving typically includes some of our favorite traditional foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, or pumpkin pie as we celebrate with family and friends. As Americans, we often tend to splurge on extra calories during the holidays which leads to the typical American gaining 1-2 pounds each year during the … Continue reading Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

Healthy Holiday Food Safety Tips

The holidays are a time of family, food and fun. The last thing anyone wants around the holidays is to be sick which could table all of the planned holiday celebrations. To prevent contracting a foodborne illness, follow these tips to stay healthy and happy this holiday season. Thawing a Turkey Thawing of a turkey … Continue reading Healthy Holiday Food Safety Tips

Popcorn

Popcorn is a popular snack in American households today; in fact Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popcorn annually, which is about 52 quarts per person. It is safe to say that Americans consume more popcorn than any other country in the world! Did you know that popcorn is a whole grain? Many people don’t … Continue reading Popcorn

National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. Currently, more than 29 million Americans, or 9% of the U.S. population, have diabetes with another 86 million Americans with prediabetes. It is projected that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly … Continue reading National Diabetes Month