National Nutrition Month: Cooking Healthy at Home

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Did you read our blog post National Nutrition Month: Put Your Best Fork Forward earlier this month? It is all about taking small steps toward a healthy diet.

If your eating habits are anything like those of many Americans, you know that eating out has become a trend. Busy schedules can lead to grabbing a quick bite in the drive through, while social engagements can lead to restaurant meals. Yet, it is commonly believed that cooking at home can be healthier—and less expensive! Continue reading

The Importance of Childhood Nutrition and Wellness

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

Child Nutrition

Keeping a child healthy is a top priority for all parents. It begins before birth with the mother’s prenatal care and continues after the baby is born. Encouraging a healthy diet for your child is essential in aiding in your child’s growth and development as well as promoting a good defense against obesity and childhood diseases such as diabetes. Continue reading

National Nutrition Month: Put Your Best Fork Forward

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March is National Nutrition Month®, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which educates and reinforces the importance of making informed food choices. This year, we want to help you ‘put your best fork forward,’ which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to start making healthier food choices. Small changes in our food choices one forkful at a time can help inspire a healthy diet. Continue reading

MFS Monthly Tip: Generation X’s Retirement Status

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How would you guess Gen X is faring when it comes to retirement saving? Americans born between 1965 and 1980 are approaching what should be their peak income years, and many of them have actively contributed to workplace retirement plans, IRAs, and investment accounts. At the same time, Gen X is becoming the new “sandwich generation”—spending time and money to care for kids and aging parents at once. Continue reading

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and/or rectum—is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute1. This year, an estimated 95,000 Americans will be diagnosed, and nearly 50,000 will die from it2. Continue reading