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Hunger Action Month- Written by UTK Dietetic Intern, Scott Trama Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month? As the lengthy battle with the COVID-19 pandemic continues, helping those at-risk has become more important than ever. It is estimated that 40% of those currently visiting food banks need assistance directly due to the COVID-19…

Kids Eat Right Month- written by UTK Dietetic Intern Becca Marks The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicates the entire month of August to a nutrition education, information sharing, and action campaign focused on our smallest and youngest eaters. Deemed “Kids Eat Right Month,” the Academy celebrates the importance of smart shopping, healthy eating, and active…

Written by: UTK Dietetic Intern, Phoebe Waller Healthy Summer Living for Kids Summer is finally here! Warm weather, sunshine, and quality time with friends and family make summer a blast. Though it can be tempting to spend the hot days inside on the couch watching television, summer is a great time to improve health and…

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…

18 Kitchen Tools to Help You Make Healthy Meals at Home It is hard to do any project without the right tools, and cooking is no different. Here is a list of basic kitchen tools that can help you successfully and safely cook healthy, tasty meals at home. To help you stick to your budget,…

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…

Did you know September is Hunger Action Month, AND the official color of Hunger Action Month is ORANGE?! Feeding America’s nationwide network uses Hunger Action Month as an awareness driver, designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.  Our hope for this month is that you will be informed, educated and…

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