Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

March 22, 2019 Why Advertising is Influencing Your Child’s Diet

You probably know that lots of screen time is not good for kids, mentally or physically. However, even kids with limited screen time are still exposed to advertising for foods and beverages that are often lacking in nutrients and high in calories, sugar and sodium. The average child will see 10 to 13 advertisements per […]


Ways to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Changes

March 15, 2019 Ways to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Often, implementing healthy lifestyle changes can be easier than maintaining those changes. Today, we will discuss strategies to help you stick to your healthy lifestyle changes and reap the benefits of your hard work. Here are three ways to keep up your initial enthusiasm about living healthy lifestyle changes (1) Have a Plan. Enlist the […]


Ways to Reduce Fast Food in Your Diet

March 8, 2019 Ways to Reduce Fast Food in Your Diet

If you find yourself and family eating fast food more than you would like, you are not alone. The CDC found that more than a third of Americans eat at fast food and pizza restaurants daily. Fast food is often low in nutrients and high in fat and calories, which can contribute to weight gain […]


What Is a Health Coach? 5 Things to Know

March 1, 2019 What Is a Health Coach

You may have heard the term health coach popping up lately. Health Coaches often fill gaps that doctors, dietitians and nutritionists do not have the time or resources to fill. A health coach may have training in nutrition, wellness and mentoring, and they can often help you find the best healthy lifestyle for you. Here […]


3 Ways to Exercise with Your Baby

February 22, 2019 3 Ways to Exercise with Your Baby

Let’s looks at ways to exercise with your baby. While infants are often plenty active on their own, physical activity is an important part of any stage of life. If you have an infant in your life, here are some ideas to get both you and baby moving! Ways to Exercise with Your Baby 1. […]


Processed Foods Part 2: Ways to Stay Healthy

February 15, 2019 Processed Foods Part 2 Ways to Stay Healthy

A lot of what we eat today is processed foods. Some processed foods have ingredients added, some are fortified with nutrients, and some are packaged to last longer. Even foods labeled natural or organic can be processed. More people are trying to avoid processed foods, and the American Heart Association reports that 50% of consumers […]


Strategies for Dealing with Added Sugars

February 8, 2019 Strategies for Dealing with Added Sugars

Let’s look at strategies for dealing with added sugars. Eating and drinking a lot of added sugar is one likely cause of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Too much added sugar is linked to increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Here are 5 strategies for dealing with added sugars and […]


Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Youth

February 1, 2019 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries in Youth

Let’s look at ways to prevent sports injuries in youth. While participating in sports can be a great way to teach teamwork, instill discipline, and help kids stay active, all sports come with the risk of injury. Knowing the causes of injury and how to prevent them can be instrumental in keeping your kids safe. […]


Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

January 25, 2019 Processed Foods Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Today, we will address how processed foods can be part of a healthy diet. The term “processed food” refers to any food that is changed, prepared or packaged. Most food that we eat today is processed. Some foods are minimally processed, such as frozen vegetables or bagged salad mix. Other foods, like prepared meals, are […]


Ways To Reduce Sugary Drinks In Your Diet

January 18, 2019 Ways To Reduce Sugary Drinks In Your Diet

If you are looking for ways to reduce sugary drinks in your diet, you might want to first take a look at the beverages you consume. Juice, soda, specialty coffees and energy drinks can be loaded with sugar, fat and calories. Studies show we also tend to be less satisfied with calories consumed through beverages […]