Nutrition for Seniors

Eat Your Age: The Essential Nutrients You Need as You Get Older

September 11, 2018
Eat Your Age

There is so much information about what to eat and when to eat it, it’s all so overwhelming. Should you eat more protein and less carbs? Eat less meat and more carbs? More fat? No fat? While I’m not a fan of trendy diets, I am a fan of eating the right foods to give…

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Drink Up, It’s Good for Your Health

August 13, 2018
Drink Up

Everyone knows water is good for you. We’ve been told to drink eight glasses of water a day for as long as I can remember. What most people don’t understand however, is just how important water is. Nothing we put into our mouths is more important. Water helps to regulate our body temperature, helping us…

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Urban Farming, Farmers Markets Help Alleviate Hunger

May 10, 2018
Urban Farming Farmers Market

Food insecurity affects families in every nook and corner of Indiana. Digging deeper, 2 of 10 families in 38 of the state’s 92 counties say they have no idea when their next meal will be or where it will come from, affecting more than 300,000 children alone. These are some of the findings of a…

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Easy, Healthy Meals to Make, Take to Others

April 16, 2018
Easy healthy Meals to make

When someone is sick, recovering from surgery or going through a hard time, we often want to do something to help. If you’re like me, you like to bring comfort to others with a good, home-cooked meal. But, what to take? You want it to be easy to bake, reheat or freeze. There are other…

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How to Make Healthy Food Fun for Kids

February 5, 2018

Ah, the challenges of raising a picky-eater. You know the type. They won’t eat anything green. They don’t want to try new things. They only want chicken nuggets. Pizza can only have cheese, and it has to the right kind of cheese. It’s a challenge to figure out ways to get kids to try and…

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Ditch Dieting

January 9, 2018
Ditch Dieting

It’s a new year, and that means you may have made some resolutions. If you’re like most, you plan to lose weight or eat healthier. I’m urging people to forget about the New Year’s resolution to diet. Let’s face it, the majority of people give up on it by February anyway. I’m not saying you…

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Feeling Down? These Tips can Boost your Mood

October 17, 2017
Feeling Down Tips to Boost Mood

We all know that what we eat affects our waistline, but did you know that certain foods also can play a role in our mental health? Some foods can boost your mood, while others can make us feel blue. While there’s no scientific diet prescription proven to relieve depression, in recognition of national Depression Awareness…

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Meals You Can Make Without Turning on the Stove

September 12, 2017
Meals to make without turning on stove

Making healthy and delicious meals at home doesn’t have to be synonymous with cooking. In honor of Fall Prevention Awareness Day (Sept. 22), I’ve put together five healthy meals you can make at home that are easy and don’t require cooking or a lot of time standing. Yogurt Parfaits. Make these fruit-packed yogurt cups delicious…

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5 Reasons to Buy Fresh, Local

August 15, 2017
Reasons to buy fresh local

Food tastes better in the summertime when you use fresh-from-the-vine produce. Recently, I made tacos that were amazing, because of the fresh peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and cilantro. It was simply a matter of dicing everything up and putting it together in a warm tortilla. For dessert, we had fresh peaches and blueberries. It was a…

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7 Reasons Why You Should be Shopping at Farmers Markets

July 19, 2017
Shop Farmers Markets

My favorite way to spend a summer Saturday morning is heading to my local farmers market. I like to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies for the week, maybe select a bunch of fresh flowers or fresh baked goods. I like knowing that everything I buy is made and grown locally. Here are my…

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