Home Eye Safety Month

Home Eye Safety Month

From household cleaning to yard work to playing around, the risk of eye injuries is more likely at home than anywhere else. Almost 50% of the 2.5 million eye injuries yearly occur at home. Eye injuries can happen from various common sources, such as flying debris from...
National Eat Better, Together Month

National Eat Better, Together Month

October is National Eat Together, Eat Better month. Many families are busy and always on the go. This campaign encourages families to eat meals with each other, promoting togetherness. Making a conscious effort to eat a meal together is a great way to reconnect with...
What’s in Season?

What’s in Season?

As the leaves begin to change colors, many crops enter their harvesting season and find their way into farmer’s markets. From favorites such as apples and grapes to corn and green beans, autumn is usually the season to try out a new recipe or two. Apples – Aside...
Benefits of Napping

Benefits of Napping

Sleep is an essential function for your body and mind. Lack of sleep can lead to health problems as well as cause sleep deprivation. Napping has always been a part of the normal daily routine for infants and small children. However, recent data has shown that napping...
Zinc: A Mighty Micronutrient

Zinc: A Mighty Micronutrient

Zinc is an essential micronutrient that we may not think about every day. It is considered a trace mineral, meaning we only need a small amount daily. Recommendations for women are about 9 mg/day and men 11 mg/day. While we only require a small amount daily, zinc...
Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Whole grains offer a “complete package” of health benefits, whereas refined grains have parts of the grain removed during the refining process. In their natural state, whole grains are the entire seed of a plant. This seed (also known as a ‘kernel’) contains three...