Written by Kaleigh Sullivan As people age, activities that at one time were reasonably easy now take more effort. While it may seem like this is a natural part of getting older, there are ways to prevent this. Exercise at any period of life is beneficial for the heart, muscles, joints, and mood, but movement and physical […]
Instant Pots Can be Perfect for Busy Moms!
Written by UConn Dietetic Intern Minu Sara Thomas When you want to eat healthy food consistently but are too busy to prepare home-cooked meals, an Instant Pot is a perfect tool to strategize your meals. Not only is this appliance easy to use, but it’s also fast! After a day’s hectic work, there’s nothing like […]
Five Tips to Help You Achieve Your Health Goals
Written by: Dietetic Intern Caroline Parkes We are all so busy! We get so caught up in so many parts of our lives that sometimes our health can take a back seat. Your good health can mean losing some weight and the day-to-day choices can start with you. Here are some ideas: 1. Set a […]
“Go-To” Healthy Food Swaps
Written by Dietetic Intern Kathryn Murphy There are so many varieties and types of food on our planet! Some foods fall into healthy categories and others into less healthy categories. A lifetime of eating the less healthy foods can potentially increase risk for developing chronic diseases like heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and contribute to […]
A Closer Look at Vitamin A!
Written by SNAP-Ed Summer Intern Anna Santoro What Is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means it needs fats in the diet in order to be absorbed by the body. Vitamin A is stored in the body’s fatty tissue and in the liver. There are two main forms of vitamin A in […]
Did You Know Garlic is Good for You?
Written by UConn Extension Summer Intern Jenna Zydanowicz Garlic, a root vegetable, has many benefits when included in your diet. It’s not only flavorful, it is also packed with a lot of antioxidants that can keep our bodies their healthiest! According to Amy Fischer, MS, RD, CDN, garlic has anti-inflammatory and microbial benefits. Garlic’s health […]
How to Hydrate in the Summer!
Written by UConn Extension Summer Intern Jenna Zydanowicz On those hot summer days, we are always looking for something to quench our thirst. Sometimes we want to reach for a cold can of soda, Gatorade, or even an iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. However, the best way to stay hydrated and keep your body functioning […]
Kid-Friendly Frozen Summer Treats
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Brooke Bosco There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing treat to help you beat the summer heat! Healthy, homemade frozen fruit pops are super easy to make with five ingredients or fewer. By making your own pops, you can avoid the added sugars often found in store-bought pops and benefit from […]
Tips to Reduce Your Grocery Bills
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Brooke Bosco There are many different factors that can affect our grocery bills, whether they are personal or world events like the pandemic. The following strategies may help you to spend less, waste less, and save more! Cut back on strict meal-planning Although meal-planning is suggested as a strategy to […]
What to Cook to Beat the Summer Heat!
Written by UConn Extension Summer Intern Jenna Zydanowicz We all love summer activities: the sunshine, the beach, sitting outside to catch up with friends, and family picnics. We don’t always love the hot and humid air that can make the thought of cooking a meal in a hot kitchen, or even eating a hot meal, […]