Hydrate on Hotter Days

It’s my favorite season- summer.  With that brings lots of childhood memories of drinking lemonade and eating frozen ices and ice cream while sitting on the curb with friends.  Oh how times have changed. Our parents had no idea that some of these products contained an excessive amount of sugar....

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Fall Sports and Hydration for Young Athletes

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- Warm humid weather and intense high school sports practices, sometimes twice a day, lead to a lot of sweating and risk of heat exhaustion or more serious heat stroke.  While hydration may not be at the top of the list for a successful athletic...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Each month of the year has it’s own health observations to bring light to the wellness issues that impact our society.  With children going back to school, this September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Growing obesity rates affect not only adults, but children and adolescents, too. Currently one out...

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Back to School Healthy Eating Tips for the...

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- The kids are back in school, after-school activities are in full swing, and before you know it the holiday season will be here. It’s not so easy to get a healthy meal on the table when there’s so much going on in the...

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Busy Families Can Be Healthy Ones

You are not alone. We all have had those days and weeks where we have great intentions to get everything checked off our to-do lists and have a family dinner at the kitchen table, but those intentions seemed to get waylaid often. We end up eating in the car between...

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Better than Willpower

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- I am not a fan of willpower. It isn’t because I don’t have any. It’s because willpower is unreliable. It’s there during one chocolate craving, but gone the next. Willpower might keep you from digging into the chip bag several afternoons in a...

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