Starting a Vegetable Garden

The snow has melted and it’s time to start to plant your vegetable garden. Growing your own vegetables is an affordable way to incorporate more fresh produce into your diet. Gardening also helps you to get more exercise and is a natural stress reliever. Consider these tips when planting your garden his year: Prepare your … Continue reading Starting a Vegetable Garden

Best Foods to Donate to Food Pantries

In the United States, one in eight people struggles with food insecurity. This equates to 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Many food insecure Americans rely on food from local … Continue reading Best Foods to Donate to Food Pantries

Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery

Did you know that up to 50% of patients are malnourished when they enter this hospital? This is problematic because malnutrition prolongs recovery, increases post-operative complications including death, and is associated with increased length of stay and hospital readmissions. Good nutrition before surgery is important to help with your recovery. Surgery increases stress on your … Continue reading Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery