Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors. Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, like cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. Fruits and vegetables provide important nutrients for health and maintenance of your body. Different types of fruits and vegetables provide different nutrients, so it’s important to get a good variety. An easy way to make sure you’re getting all the different nutrients is to choose a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to fill half your plate. Continue reading
Tailgating season is coming to an end, with just one big game left. This weekend is one of the most watched television events, as well as the second highest calorie food-related holidays of the year (just behind Thanksgiving). Between chips and dip, pizza, chicken wings, and soda, most of the usual party snacks make it tough to eat smart on game day. This year, make some strategic swaps and focus on homemade versions of traditional game day snacks to cut down on extra calories. Your football fans can still enjoy the party and make healthy choices! Continue reading
Believe it or not, you can enjoy Halloween with your family and still make healthy choices. I’m not saying that the temptation isn’t real. There will be candy everywhere you turn for the next week or more! But with a few #FNPholidaytips, your family can celebrate Halloween without all the added sugar. Continue reading
Farmers markets are a popular destination for fresh, healthy foods grown in the local area. As more markets accept SNAP/EBT and offer SNAP matching programs, farmers markets are growing in popularity for SNAP shoppers looking for healthy food options for their families. Farmers markets have a reputation for being expensive, but with these tips, you can shop smart and stick to a budget. Continue reading
Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Carolyn Greene, Kara Meyer, Emily Myers, Zahra Nomani, and Kallie Pugh.
Are you afraid to try new fruits? As a busy parent, adding fruits into your daily routine isn’t always easy. It can be risky to try new fruits for the first time, not knowing if your family will enjoy them. But making small changes to your meals can have a big impact on overall health. Fruit is full of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy as well as filling fiber. So set a goal to eat 2-3 servings of fruit each day. A mix of fresh, canned, and frozen fruit can be added to your breakfast, snacks, and desserts!