Category: Nutrition

Positive Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits: The key to a healthier life  Nutrition and physical activity go hand-in-hand, working together to improve health. Together, they decrease the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other diseases.  Healthy Nutrition Habits Good nutrition habits are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Our…

April 22 is Earth Day! The foods you choose to eat and the way to choose to eat them can impact the environment. Here are some tips to help you reduce food waste in your house.  Buy what you need. Eat the food you have at home; you already bought it! When you do go to…

March is National Nutrition Month®. The theme for 2021 is “Personalize Your Plate.” It is important to remember we are all unique people with different bodies, experiences, preferences, and goals. This National Nutrition Month®, learn how to make the food you eat reflect you. Join us in these four challenges each week of the month….

Ah, the heart – the organ that represents love and passion, but functionally has a far more important role. The American Heart Association spotlights February as Heart Month, a time dedicated to helping people focus on cardiovascular health. The heart’s responsibilities include pumping blood throughout the body, circulating oxygen and nutrients and removing waste. Blood…

As the holidays approach, you are likely preparing larger meals in celebration with your family. In certain conditions, harmful bacteria can grow in food and make you and your loved ones sick. Here are some tips to help you keep you, your food, family, and friends safe this holiday season. Thaw meats safely. Safely thaw…

Fall = Pumpkin Season, and that’s a good thing. Fall: changing leaves, crisp air, and fall decorations everywhere. What else can’t you miss right now? Pumpkins. Whole pumpkins, carved pumpkins. Pumpkin pies, cookies, bread, drinks, and candies. Even pumpkin-scented candles; pumpkin has arrived. Why are pumpkins so popular this time of year? Fall is harvest…

This month’s blog post features a guest writer, Nutrition Access Manager, Courtney. Keep reading for 22 budget-friendly items to keep the pantry stocked at home. COVID-19 has greatly impacted East Tennessee. People are focused on keeping their families safe and fed, maybe even without a steady income. Because of these challenges, it’s a great time…

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