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Easily Distracted? Tips to stay focused and motivated during quarantine

Easily Distracted? Follow these tips to stay focused and motivated during quarantine School is in session...just a little bit different this time around. Some people may have in-person classes, while others may have online classes. Either way, it might be hard to stay...

Ease the Burn: Home Remedies for Sunburns

Ease the burn: Home remedies for sunburns During summer, sunburns become increasingly common because people are going boating, hiking, and enjoy the sunlight. However, ultraviolet rays can be harmful if exposed to them for extended periods. Here are some home remedies...

Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow You have probably all heard that you should be “eating the rainbow”, but what exactly does that mean, and how can you actually do it? Eating the rainbow refers to eating a variety of primarily fruits and vegetables that are all different colors. It...
Ease the Burn: Home Remedies for Sunburns

Ease the Burn: Home Remedies for Sunburns

Ease the burn: Home remedies for sunburns During summer, sunburns become increasingly common because people are going boating, hiking, and enjoy the sunlight. However, ultraviolet rays can be harmful if exposed to them for extended periods. Here are some home remedies...

Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow You have probably all heard that you should be “eating the rainbow”, but what exactly does that mean, and how can you actually do it? Eating the rainbow refers to eating a variety of primarily fruits and vegetables that are all different colors. It...

Benefits of shopping at local farmers markets

Benefits of shopping at local farmers markets

Benefits of shopping at local farmers markets Shopping at farmers markets for produce instead of grocery stores has a multitude of benefits. Going to the farmers market is a great outing to do with friends and family and it supports the local economy. The produce at...

How does your weight measure up? 

How does your weight measure up? 

How does your weight measure up? Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist size are two tools to help you determine if your weight is healthy. BMI is based on the weight and height of an individual; however, it does not take into account bone density, muscle mass, and sex...

Conscious Meal Planning

Conscious Meal Planning

Conscious Meal Planning by Dawn Fernandez Ever find yourself standing in front of your refrigerator at 5 o’clock asking the dreaded question “What’s for dinner?” Meal planning can eliminate stress and save time & energy. I was a little shocked when I realized how...

Summer Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients: One box of whole-grain Rotini pasta 1 Yellow bell pepper ½ Bermuda onion ½ cucumber 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 medium avocado ½ cup fat-free Italian dressing Juice from half a lemon Salt, pepper, oregano flakes, seasoning to taste...

Cooking with Pantry Foods

Cooking with Pantry Foods

Cooking with Pantry Foods Pantry foods such as whole grains, beans, nuts, lentils, and noodles are great ingredients to stock up on. However, many people wonder how they can be used to create healthy and delicious meals. Nuts can be added to salads and stir-fries....

How to Read Nutrition Labels

How to Read Nutrition Labels

How to Read a Nutrition Label Why do we need to know how to read a label? Labels allow us to know what is in our food! It was suggested in 1969 during the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health that the FDA develop a consistent labeling system for...

Ways to Get You Moving Toward a Plant-based Diet

Ways to Get You Moving Toward a Plant-based Diet

  Ways to Get You Moving Toward a Plant-based Diet! Corinna Folkins, BS Nutrition What is a Plant-based diet? A Plant-based diet is exactly what it sounds like - a diet primarily based on eating the nutrients our bodies need from plant sources. Plants offer a variety...

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