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Healthy Brown Bag Challenge: Going Green for Lunch

Suggesting you “go green” for lunch doesn’t mean simply eating a healthy salad. It means packing that salad in a reusable container!   Did you know that you can make a big difference just by packing a waste-free lunch? You could potentially save over 67 pounds of trash a More

Healthy Brown Bag Challenge: Leftovers for Lunch

It seems that leftovers have gotten a bad rap over the years. While it’s true that some meals are less than appealing as next day’s nosh, a little planning and creativity is all it takes for leftovers to be delicious, nutritious and give you a new lease on lunch! More

Garden to Table Recipes: Eating in Season

Many thanks to Whole Foods Market (the Cary and Wade Ave. stores) for sharing these garden-inspired recipes at Dig In 2012! Many of them can be adapted to what is growing in your garden so do not be afraid to substitute one herb or type of produce for another. More

For the Kids–Fun Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

There are lots of fun ways to reach kids with messages about healthy eating as we celebrate National Nutrition Month® throughout March. Here’ are a few fun ideas! Take your kids shopping at the farmers’ market–let your child choose a veggie or fruit he or she has never tried before! Here’s More

National Nutrition Month Kicks Off Today!

Many months have a special spin on them to highlight a cause, but we’re partial to National Nutrition Month®, which kicks off today! An annual nutrition and education campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), this year’s theme is “Get Your Plate More

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