Beat the Freshman 15

Are you or your child heading off to college this fall? Many new freshmen worry about making new friends, roommates, classes, and the infamous “Freshmen 15”. Recent studies actually indicate that the average freshman gains 2.5-3.5 pounds during the first year of college, not 15 pounds. Studies more often show a gradual weight gain in … Continue reading Beat the Freshman 15

Kids Eat Right Month

This month it’s all about the kids! This August celebrates the first annual Kids Eat Right month. It is a new education campaign created by Kids Eat Right, an initiative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it focuses on healthy nutrition and physical activity for kids and their families. This is especially important as … Continue reading Kids Eat Right Month

Tips and Tricks for Eating Healthy when Dining Out

Choosing to dine out doesn’t have to mean pushing healthy eating habits to the side. Try following the tips below and planning ahead to stay on track even when dining out. 1. Know menu terms. Choose steamed, baked, broiled, or grilled items over fried or sautéed items. Avoid foods with descriptions such as crispy, rich, … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Eating Healthy when Dining Out

Healthy School Lunches

August is traditionally back to school month, and you are most likely thinking about picking out school supplies and backpacks. This is also a good time to consider new healthy lunch ideas for your kids. A healthy school lunch should be well balanced, including a whole grain, lean meats and protein, low-fat dairy, vegetable and … Continue reading Healthy School Lunches