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Uh oh, sweet summer is coming to an end. Summer camps have wrapped up, the ice cream truck has stopped coming around as frequently, and now we have to think about going back to school shopping! (Is it just me, or does the list of school supplies get longer and longer each year?) The trips…

Stay Hydrated!  Summer is here and the temperatures are rising! Hydration is important every day but staying well-hydrated when it’s hot is a must. Your body needs more water in hot climates and with physical activity where fluid loss is present. Proper hydration is needed to regulate body temperature, digest food, help brain function, and to…

  June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients that help support a healthy lifestyle. Adding more to your meals and snacks can help you reach your health goals, like staying at a healthy weight, managing your blood sugar levels, and keeping your blood pressure at a good…

How YOU can help the planet and ultimately your wallet, by preventing food waste in your own home. Last April’s Earth Day post (found here) we discussed some tips on how to reduce food waste in your house. This year, we’re diving even more into hands-on ways to reduce food waste. Store food properly. Store…

March is National Nutrition Month®. The theme for 2022 is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. This month we are celebrating different cultures that impact foods eaten across the United States. Join us each week as we highlight traditional meals and ingredients from around the world. How can you celebrate with us? Try making some of these meals…

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…

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