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Get served: How to fit more fruits and veggies into your diet

Despite our parents’ pleas to “eat your fruits and veggies,” most Americans don’t consume the recommended amounts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults should eat 1½-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, and kids should eat 1-2 cups of fruit and 1-3 cups of vegetables a […]

Nothing more patriotic than prevention

(photo: Tim Hamilton) You’re headed out to the fireworks tonight. While blasting patriotic tunes on the patio, you jam a perfectly grilled cheeseburger into your mouth, so pumped that you can barely chew. More than a couple of alcoholic beverages later, you eat a gigantic piece of gooey, good old-fashioned chocolate cake. By the time […]

Healthy recipe: Creamsicle breakfast smoothie

Yield: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 2 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than […]

Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Making health conscious choices is not something you normally think about on Valentine’s Day. I love getting a card from my sweetheart, but my sweet tooth cannot wait for a box of chocolates. It is my favorite day of the year for chocolates and truffles of all types. Post Valentine’s Day, many regret the sugar […]

Healthy recipe: Strawberry & blue cheese bruschetta

Yield: 1 dozen Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: The big, bold, salty and tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This healthy bruschetta recipe makes a quick and easy appetizer. It is pretty topped with chopped green chives. Recipe […]

Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. […]

Healthy recipe: Chipotle-cheddar broiled avocado halves

Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 avocado each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: In this avocado side-dish recipe, zesty avocado halves are topped with melted Cheddar cheese and broiled until golden brown. You can serve these healthy avocado halves as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak. Recipe Ingredients: […]

Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora are Helping Sell Healthful Foods to Kids

Fruits and vegetables in the supermarket will soon have a new and fun look that will help motivate kids to eat more produce. Major food companies have adopted a marketing strategy that includes displaying edible stickers of children’s’ favorite characters, Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, on fruits and vegetables. This new marketing strategy stems […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Childhood Obesity Infographic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of […]

Healthy Recipe: Peach Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker. Recipe Ingredients: 3 […]