Since the movement began in the U.S. in 2003, Meatless Mondays have become a healthy habit for people living in over 40 countries, from Slovakia to South Africa. The Monday Campaigns’ initiative for temporary vegetarianism initially started with the goal of reducing Americans’ saturated fat intake by 15%, and now also promotes the benefits of no-meat [...]
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If you’re looking to improve the quality of your diet, using MyPlate as a guide is a great place to start. MyPlate recommends that your diet be comprised of 50% fruits and vegetables, 50% grains and lean protein, plus some low-fat dairy and limited added fats/sugars. It’s important to note that the plate in MyPlate represents [...]
In a world filled with Happy Meals and SpongeBob-shaped fruit snacks, it can be challenging to get kids to eat healthy. Habits that kids learn during childhood, however, can make a lasting difference for their weight and overall health in adulthood. Use these 10 tips to help foster healthy habits within your home! Eat meals together. [...]
Meal preparation refers to the habit of proactively planning, cooking, and packaging food to be eaten over a specified period of time (usually 3 – 7 days). Although it may seem like a fad popularized by fitness gurus on Instagram, #mealprep is actually a tried and true strategy for eating healthier! Studies show that it can [...]
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is something we often overlook if we aren’t directly affected, but the stats of this disease are a little staggering. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. While this is a frightening statistic, rest assured that heart disease is often preventable [...]
With the knowledge, medical advances, and technology that we currently have, you may believe that the rate of infant mortality is not a major concern in the United States. Infant mortality is the death of an infant before his or her first birthday and the infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every [...]