National Youth Sports Week 2019

Hello parents, this week is National Youth Sports Week! It is the perfect opportunity for your children get up and become active. You can join as well! Children learn best from example. The National Council of Youth Sports supported the P.L.A.Y.S. Act to advance positive impacts on our youths health and development. Physical Activity Living Healthy…

Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical Activity is something that people of all ages should engage in. Physical activity does not only make you feel better but it makes you function better, sleep better, and reduces the risk of a large number of chronic diseases. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, second edition, has laid out exactly how much physical…

Bicycle Safety

  July 3rd is the official start date of the Tour De France. This month long biking event is sure to excite and motivate any avid bikers and even some first timers to go out and hop on their own cycle. With that, here are some safety tips and reminders as you take off on…

NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY

  National Hydration Day is celebrated every year on June 23rd.  We observe this holiday because of the wonderful benefits water provides.  It is also a day to raise awareness about the negative effects dehydration has on our bodies.         Hydration is always essential, but now that the summer weather is here, it is important…

National Eat Your Vegetable’s Day: June 17, 2019

June is National Fruits and Vegetables month, but National Eat your Vegetables Day is today June 17, 2019! Vegetables are not only delicious but are very nutritional, when consumed you are benefiting your body and health. Benefits from Vegetables Red: Deep red vegetables including tomatoes, red bell peppers, radishes, and beets all contain lycopene. Lycopene…

Processed Foods

What is processed food? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines the term “processed food” as “any raw agricultural commodity [product] that has been subject to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration, or milling.”  The most highly processed food contain a lot of extra sugar, salt, oil, and calories. Examples of Processed Food Breakfast cereals…