Energy Drinks: Friend or Foe?

Energy drinks and energy shots have become very popular to reportedly keep us energized and alert. According to market researcher Packaged Facts, the United Stated energy drink market was worth $12.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to continue to grow. However the long-term safety of the energy drinks or shots is unknown, and there … Continue reading Energy Drinks: Friend or Foe?

Happy Healthy Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and you may be wondering how to maintain a healthy diet this year. Halloween is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of moderation with your children. All foods, even candy, can fit into a balanced and nutritious diet as long as you watch portion sizes. First, it is … Continue reading Happy Healthy Halloween


Looking for a sweet and tangy fall fruit? Try fresh raspberries! Ever-bearing raspberries have two crops per year, one in the summer and one in the fall. Raspberries are actually a relatively easy fruit to grow here in Wisconsin because they prefer a cooler climate. There are over 200 raspberry varieties in the world and … Continue reading Raspberries

Slow Food Movement

Have you heard of the Slow Food movement? It is international movement founded in Italy in 1986 and encourages food that is tasty, seasonal, locally grown, fresh and wholesome. At the heart of this concept is taking pleasure in cooking, eating, and sharing meals with others. Slow food is an alternative to fast food, and … Continue reading Slow Food Movement