What’s all this ‘beef’ about going meatless (occasionally)?

In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that there were 58.7 pounds of boneless chicken and 51.5 pounds of beef per person available to eat in the US, but did you know that over 7.3 million people in the United States follow a vegetarian based diet? Many of you may ask “How do they get enough protein?” The fact of the matter is there are many foods that are great sources of protein that are not animal products.

Stress and Your Health: Making Connections

If you’ve ever made changes to your diet or lifestyle and noticed an improvement in your mood – you’re not alone! In 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) started evaluating the interaction between health and quality of life. Healthy People 2020 defines health-related quality of life as “a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to…

Food for Fitness

Happy New Year!  With a new year comes new resolutions, and many people are thinking about weight loss.  Are you one of the millions of Americans planning to be more physically active this year?  If so, good for you!  Regular exercise can make an enormous difference in your health.  But in doing so, it is…

Five Health Tips for 2015

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself falling into some unhealthy habits.  Wondering how to proceed?  Check out our Holiday Season Nutrition Tips post to better manage the festivities, or read on for some ideas to re-set your habits come 2015 – or sooner! 1. Eat breakfast There’s no better way to start…