Hand Hygiene

December 4th through 10th is national handwashing week! No matter where you are, practicing hand hygiene is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself from germs that can make you sick. Cover your cough and sneeze the right way. The primary way viral respiratory illnesses...

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World Aids Day

Today is December 1st, which marks World Aids Day every year. Today is an opportunity for anyone and everyone across the world to unite in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is a day for those impacted to share their experiences, for all to remember those who are lost, and to...

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Measuring for Children

Introducing children to the kitchen at a young age allows them to build the necessary measuring skills for food preparation early on. In addition, this allows your children to develop an understanding of ingredients and techniques for cooking. Watch the video below with your children so that they...

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Understanding Portions Versus Servings

The holidays are here, and with it comes the excitement of the season as well as tasty home cooking. With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to discuss the difference between portions and servings, because if you are anything like me, you overeat during the holiday celebrations....

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Measuring Basics

Proper measuring of ingredients is important to successful cooking and baking. Some foods can be greatly affected by too much or too little of certain ingredients, such as salt, baking soda, baking powder and hot or spicy ingredients, such as cayenne pepper. In addition, measuring your ingredients...

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Healthy Dairy Consumption

As much as we love our cheese, our ice cream, and our cream in our coffee, we know we shouldn’t overdo it. Dairy products, at least the full-fat variety of whole milk dairy products, have long been associated with heart disease and other health problems. But research-based evidence for this link...

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation involves any activity done outside, typically with the context of being done in nature. This refers to leisurely activities that are meant to provide you with a separation from your daily life to give benefits to the body as a means of physical activity, as well as for the mind...

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Safe Caffeine Consumption

Caffeine has its rewards, and if you are someone that needs caffeine to get going and keep going throughout the day, you are not alone. Millions of adults in the world rely on caffeine to keep their energy levels up and stay productive. But how much caffeine is too much?  Caffeine should be...

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