Jun 18, 2013
- Gives children a chance to model parent’s behavior.
Jun 13, 2013
My husband and I recently had our first baby. My mother, know known as Mimi, came to help me. Along with what seemed like a truck load of gifts for the baby she also brought a freezer full of homemade frozen dinners. I found these meals to be invaluable. After a long day (and night), there was no better feeling, than knowing I could pull a meal out of the freezer and have home cooked meal with minimal effort.
May 31, 2013
All of us know how important calcium is for healthy bones and teeth. June is the month we celebrate dairy foods which are important for calcium and other nutrients. It is recommended that all of us over the age of 9 years consume 3 servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy every day. One serving of dairy equals:
1 cup (8 ounces) of low-fat or fat-free milk
1 cup (8 ounces) of low-fat or fat-free yogurt
1.5 ounces of reduced fat natural cheese, etc.
Here are some ways to include dairy:
May 24, 2013
If you are having a cookout or gathering of family and friends this weekend and need a quick and easy heart healthy idea for a dessert, here is a great idea.
Buy the following and put out for folks to make their own sundae:
Red - Sliced Strawberries
White - Low-fat vanilla yogurt (also can get low sugar too with splenda)
Blue - Blueberries
May 17, 2013
All of us know how important good eyesight is to our overall well being. Adult-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition among people 50 and older. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults according to the National Eye Institute. It gradually destroys the macula leading to the inability to see objects clearly.
Some lifestyle choices are linked to AMD. While it remains unknown if altering lifestyle choices such as the following can alter the impact of AMD, all promote healthy living: