Cholesterol 101

9.13.17

High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol is asymptomatic; therefore, blood cholesterol screening is the only way to know one’s risk.1

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8 Back-to-School Lunch Tips for Parents

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As summer winds down, millions of children nationwide are gearing up to head back to school. As parents, it is important to stay involved in your child’s nutrition. But with busy schedules, the easiest choice is not always the healthiest choice. Eating a nutritious lunch is key to forming healthy habits and maintaining energy levels. Developing good eating habits lessens risk of childhood obesity—a rising epidemic in America. Check out these tips as you prepare for back-to-school. Continue reading

Why Do Men Skip Annual Check-ups?

6.21.17

Chances are, you get your car tuned regularly and never skip an oil change, but are you taking such good care of yourself? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor. Continue reading

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