Category: nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

Did you know? March is National Nutrition Month, dedicated to encouraging healthy food choices and exercise habits. Healthy eating is essential for a better quality of life, and following proper nutrition guidelines can help you feel more energetic, control your weight, and reduce your risk of certain diseases.  With these five tips from the Executive Office of Health and… Read more »

What does 2,000 calories look like? (video)

Inspired by a post on WiseGeek, this Buzzfeed video set out to see how far 2,000 calories actually goes when you eat, say, only carrots or M&Ms. If you’re worrying that these “meals” just don’t look like that much food, relax: 2,000 calories is “only enough to sustain children and postmenopausal women.”  The original Atlantic post can… Read more »

“Lose For Good Open House” to help the Food Pantry

Weight Watchers will be hosting a “Lose For Good Open House” event on Saturday, September 15th, at their location in Franklin. Join us for this very special one-day-only offer, prizes, refreshments, recipes and more! The Open House will host a “Lose For Good” food drive to benefit The Franklin Food Pantry. So remember to bring a… Read more »

85 Snack Ideas for Kids (and Adults)!

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader: 85 Snack Ideas for Kids (and Adults)! via 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa on 7/31/12 If you’re in a rut here are some snack ideas for inspiration. Please leave any additional suggestions in the comments below… Fruits and Vegetables… Apple (good with peanut butter)… Read more »

Goodbye pyramid, hello plate!

The food pyramid is gone. The plate is here. Here is a round up of some articles covering the changes in the presentation of the food guidelines as a plate: 5 Things to Know About the New Nutritional Guidelines by meganbedard Goodbye, Food Pyramid: USDA to Announce a New ‘Food Icon’ by Marion Nestle Deconstructing the USDA’s… Read more »