Tag Archive: Healthy Lifestyles Center

Kids need healthy meals that support ideal growth all through the year. But what makes up a balanced, nutritious meal? Follow the dynamic duo formula below to choose “healthy food adventures” for your family’s upcoming meals! Combine at least two sources of fiber and a healthy protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner to create satisfying, balanced meals. This formula provides long-lasting fuel and necessary nutrients for brain, bone and muscle... View Article

Nov 10 2018

Providing well-balanced nutrition for the family can take practice and time – but what a big payoff! Everyone benefits from healthy homemade meals and a little planning makes mealtime magic easier to bring to life. Your menus can take into account specific preferences and dietary needs. Growing minds can also learn more about food and good health when they’re involved in making homemade meals. Here are a few basics to... View Article

Sep 21 2018

Having a happy and healthy shopping trip to the grocery store might seem tough when kids are coming along! With a little advance planning, you can make sure your kitchen is stocked with ingredients that match the budget, time, health needs and preferences for your family. Thinking about what you can do before, during and after the grocery trip can be a helpful approach, according to Healthy Lifestyle Center dietitian... View Article

Dec 23 2016

Presenting healthy food in a fun or familiar way makes it more likely children will eat it. Here’s a healthy twist on a fun, kid-friendly favorite that provides lots of options for adding to a child’s recommended daily fruit and dairy intake. Healthy Lifestyles Center dietitian Sonya Islam recommends this protein-packed twist on a banana split as breakfast treat, meal or light dessert. Happy (healthy!) eating. What makes this version... View Article

Oct 20 2016

The Surgeon General of the United States recommends children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and adults get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.* This may sound like a lot of time, and busy schedules can sometimes get in the way, but the great thing about physical activity is that is doesn’t always have to take place in a gym. There are tons... View Article

Oct 13 2016

For optimal health, it is recommended that children eat at least FIVE SERVINGS of vegetables and fruits per day. Filling HALF of your child’s plate with veggies and fruits – not chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, but broccoli, green beans or Brussels sprouts – will help your child reach this goal. Providing the veggies, however, is only half the battle. Getting your little ones to choose to eat... View Article

Aug 2 2016

For optimal health, it is recommended that children eat at least FIVE SERVINGS of vegetables and fruits per day. Filling HALF of your child’s plate with veggies and fruits – not chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, but broccoli, green beans or Brussels sprouts – will help your child reach this goal.  Providing the veggies, however, is only half the battle. Getting your little ones to choose to... View Article

Aug 2 2016

As a parent, it is very likely that at some point you’ll receive information about the opportunity to enroll your child in a clinical trial or research study. Clinical trials study new and promising treatments for serious illnesses like cancer or chronic conditions like allergies, while research studies focus on gathering information for analysis. Whether you have a child experiencing a medical issue and your child’s doctor approaches you about... View Article

Jan 12 2016

by Kelli George, Dietetic InternReviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center Quick – name the first three things that come to mind when you think of Halloween! Candy, pumpkins, and……candy.Our kids look forward to Halloween each year because they get to dress up in a fun costume and eat all of the candy they can find within arm’s reach. No one enjoys saying no to their little... View Article

Oct 29 2015

July and August are peak months for fresh peaches in Virginia and summer is great time to enjoy this heart-healthy fruit. The peachy tips and recipes below can help your family get started!  Peaches provide a heart-healthy punch Peaches are sometimes called the queen of fruits.1 One cup of sliced fresh peaches contains about 293 milligrams of potassium and 60 calories. Potassium is an electrolyte essential for a healthy heart.... View Article

Jun 18 2015