3 Kid-Friendly Nutrition Tips for November

Field Trip Factory recently asked some of our favorite nutrition bloggers their top tips to keep kids healthy this fall. Take a look below for great health and wellness tips and a little bit of kitchen inspiration. Tip 1: “Make eating fun and exciting for children. Try cutting fruits and sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters. […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness & World Vegetarian Month!

Fall is a beautiful season, isn’t it? I love the cooler air and the warm sunshine. Also, I enjoy taking a lively walk right after dinner since there are still plenty of daylight hours here in the Southeast US. This month, we are celebrating two very compatible concepts: Breast Cancer Awareness and Vegetarianism. For so […]

September is a Transition from Summer to Fall

September is definitely a transition month. Are you already immersed in a new school year as a teacher? Are you missing your college student who moved away from home a few weeks ago – like me? Are you enjoying a little more freedom since your preschooler started half days on Mondays and Wednesdays, including the […]

August is Here – Is it Time for a New Goal for YOU?

Didn’t summer vacation just begin? This is a question many parents and teachers ask themselves as they flip their family’s kitchen calendar to August. For me, August includes taking advantage of Back-to-School deals at local businesses and maximizing trips to the neighborhood swimming pool. I feel a kind of sadness that summer is on the […]

July is National Picnic Month!

July is National Picnic Month! We all have favorite memories of childhood and one of mine is a simple picnic with my family. We did a lot of car camping in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada then and our adventures took us to many beautiful places in North America. With a family of 5 […]

The Wellness Spot – June 2013

Dairy Month is a Celebration of Protein, Calcium, Vitamin D and Moo-re! When I was a kid, my mother always poured a glass of milk for me, my sister and my brother, at every meal. We thought it was boring but now, as a registered dietitian, I thank her! To keep your body in tip-top […]

The Wellness Spot – May 2013

Easy to make and good for you too!

Physical Fitness Month & Better Sleep Month are a Perfect Duo in May! All my life I’ve enjoyed physical activity and the fresh air. My family was seriously into camping at National Parks when I was growing up and we all enjoyed the gifts of nature we experienced as a result. There was hiking, swimming […]

Wellness Spot – April 2013

Spring Green in the Kitchen! By looking out your window, it may be hard to believe Spring is here. So, why not start in your kitchen? In April, I get excited about several new ‘green foods’ that greet me at the grocery store with excellent lower pricing than at any other time of year. I’m […]

Healthy Promises

In the Fall of 2012, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania kicked off an initiative called Healthy Promise, after looking for a creative way to motivate their 37,000 girl and adult members to eat well and be active. Healthy Promise is this council’s way of empowering girls to make better decisions about what they […]

Sparking an Interest in Energy

ComEducationCenter Sparking an interest in energy By Tom Dominguez The new Rockford Training Center is more than a state-of-the-art training facility to educate employees, it is also helping spark the interest of young people in energy and energy management. ComEd is welcoming students in grades K-8 to visit the ComEducation Center, which is located within […]