Nutrition

August 2019 Nutrition Tip & Recipe of the Month

Get the kiddos involved in the kitchen – and let them help make meal decisions!  Teach them how food affects their bodies. Make family meals a priority as there are many health benefits including better academic performance and higher self-esteem.  Be a role model for your kids! Continue Reading.

July 2019 Nutrition Tip & Recipe of the Month

Vitamin D is very important for bone development and bone health.  The primary function of vitamin D is to aid in the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus.  It is naturally found in very few foods – mainly the flesh of fatty fish, some fish-liver oil and eggs from hens fed vitamin …Continue Reading.
Strawberry Beet Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Beet Protein Smoothie

With the summer heat, it’s cold beverage season. The perfect time to try a new smoothie recipe that not only tastes delicious but has great health benefits. This beautifully vibrant smoothie has a secret ingredient that you’d never expect: beets! If you’re thinking I’m a little crazy for …Continue Reading.

June 2019 Nutrition Tip & Recipe of the Month

Understanding the basics of macronutrients: Fats: Fats are a rich source of energy and essential functions in the body.  Fats are needed to absorb fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A, D, E, K.  They are also needed to form hormones and support healthy skin and hair.  Fats are also crucia…Continue Reading.

May 2019 Nutrition Tip & Recipe of the Month

Combine foods to control hunger better!  You will feel full for a longer period of time and more satisfied when you combine foods such as a carbohydrate and protein.  Try to aim for at least 2 food groups for a satisfying snack.  Instead of just having a piece of fruit for a snack, add some ty…Continue Reading.