Start Setting 2017 Wellness Goals

Source: GMN Health It’s important to make a decision, and, follow it with action. What’s the first step you can take to make this year the best yet? Develop habits of excellence. How? The experts recommend you start by setting goals. Decide what you want, and then take massive...

Keeping The Family Healthy During The Holidays

Source: Post Eagle Newspaper Family holiday customs include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But, it is also a time of overindulgence. Today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more...

Newark: Free Healthy Holiday Cooking Class

Source: Just in time for the holidays, The U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is joining forces with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Essex County SNAP-ED to sponsor a free “Learning Kitchen” Healthy...

Picky eater or true food sensitivity?

Source: Courier-Post Online The majority of parents will inevitably encounter bouts of pickiness as children crave more independence and control over their meals. Picky eating is completely normal and, while frustrating for Mom and Dad, usually nothing to worry about as kids...

Sparta “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Net 17 Tons of Food, Over $9K in Donations

Sources: Hopacatong Patch; Andover, Byram and Sparta police’s weekend-long Stuff the Bus/Cram the Cruiser food drive netted 34,520 pounds of food, over 250 turkeys and more than $9,000 in donations, police said. The departments were collecting food for...

Yams Versus Sweet Potatoes

Source: If you’re like me, at first glance you can’t tell the difference between a yam and a sweet potato. They both are orange on the inside and both taste great in a pie or mashed or in a casserole. Even though they may look the same, technically,...