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Recipe: Tasty Farro Comfort Soup

Posted by Nicole Kimble on January 12, 2021

Give comfort food a whole new meaning. Winter months call for a hearty soup that nourishes your body and soul. Try this delicious dish packed with nutrients featuring the ancient grain farro.

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Reset Healthy Habits in 2021

Posted by Sarah McDougal on January 5, 2021

It’s probably safe to say that everyone is done with 2020. What a year it has been! Most people are welcoming 2021 with open arms and hoping for a better year ahead. For many, the new year comes with a newfound resolve to get healthy. This desire to reset habits may be more applicable than ever as we say goodbye to an unprecedented year of stress and uncertainty. Stress may have contributed to unhealthy coping strategies, like overeating, too much alcohol or smoking.

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6 Ways to Keep Healthy During a Pandemic Holiday

Posted by Marissa Beck on December 1, 2020

Marissa Beck, MS, RDN – Corporate RDN for CareATC at Nintendo Inc

A virtual holiday season might have felt odd a year ago, but after months of socially distanced birthdays, graduations, and celebrations, it seems par for the course. Whether gathering small or online, the holidays still come with indulgent traditions that can still be embraced and enjoyed, but they don’t have to disrupt a healthy lifestyle. Stay well physically and mentally this holiday season by implementing these six tips.

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Derailing Diabetes

Posted by Sarah McDougal on November 9, 2020

Prediabetes, a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar, is a precursor to diabetes. It affects 1 in 3 Americans, and more than 84% of those affected are unaware that they have the condition. (1) If gone undetected, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes and lead to many health complications in the body, affecting the heart, kidneys and blood vessels.

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7 Cancer-Fighting Foods to Include in Your Diet

Posted by Sarah McDougal on November 2, 2020

More than half of all cancers are preventable (1). What you eat matters and can impact your risk. Certain foods like vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains and nuts can do a lot more for you than just deliver your basic nutrients. These foods are “functional foods,” meaning, they deliver health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. Research suggests that these foods may help protect us against diseases like cancer. So make a point to include these stellar seven foods which can help you fight cancer with your fork!

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5 Ways to Support a Healthy Immune System

Posted by Sarah McDougal on May 5, 2020

The immune system is our body’s defense against germs, viruses, and other diseases. In many ways it functions much like our military. When a threat is identified, the troops are sent out to fight. It’s a complicated system with many parts that require several resources to keep it strong. Nutrition plays an important role in keeping the immune system strong and ready to fight. Here are five foods and a select list of healthy habits that have been shown to play an important part in our immune system. 

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How to Keep Kids Busy During Quarantine

Posted by Haley Currant on April 28, 2020

Working full time, homeschooling the kids, maintaining a household and your sanity is a challenge. Here are some tips to keep your kids busy and contributing! 

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Covid-19 & Stress Eating: How to Eat Well Under Stress

Posted by Katrina Christianson on April 21, 2020

Many people look to food for comfort during stressful times such as these. Managing your stress, emotions and eating habits is important to stay well. Here are some helpful tips on how to eat well and stay well, even during stressful times. 

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Quarantine & Meal Prep: How to Plan Healthy, Nutritious Meals

Posted by Nicole Kimble on April 14, 2020

On any given week, meal prep can be a challenge. Finding the time to plan, look up recipes, shop, and cook seems impossible at times. During this recent pandemic, although we may find that we are home more often, we are encouraged to not go to the grocery store as often. And even if we do make it to the store, due to higher demand and/or popularity, you may find some food is just not readily available.

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Quarantine & Sleep: 10 Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

Posted by Dr. Dane Treat on April 7, 2020

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of sleep. Some researchers and experts who used to consider sleep a pillar of health along with nutrition and exercise now consider it even more foundational.  They now feel that if we are not sleeping well, other interventions like nutrition and exercise will likely be much less effective.  

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