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Spring Into Action


High-school athletes who are ready to dominate the spring sports season Read More  Read More

The Changing Cafeteria

Orange County Public Schools use their food truck program to get feedback about what kids want to eat.

Fresh ingredients and tasty options have kids craving today’s school lunches. Read More  Read More

Health & Wellness Products


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Heart-Healthy Family Fitness


Get Your Kids Moving and Check Some Chores Off Your List! With 1-in-3 kids being overweight or obese, staying active is more important than ever to American families. When you think about activities to get children moving, don’t forget to spread the love with chores — from dusting to mowing to walking the dog. Your kids may not exactly thank you, but their hearts will! Here... Read More

Making the Most of Your Workout


Looking for a way to burn more calories in less time with your workout? The fitness community is talking about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). HIIT is effective, fun, and growing in popularity and experts forecast that this trend will stick around. HIIT is designed for any level of fitness and results happen quickly! The... Read More

Exercise Your Right to Defy Gravity


Do you want to defy gravity and present a youthful physique, year after year? Maybe there’s another option aside from plastic surgery and good skincare, like practicing a few lunges. Okay, more than a few… but perhaps doing specific exercises to sculpt the body can impact the aging process. Heading into mid-life, women are greeted with the rude inevitabilities of gravity, including... Read More

Cosmetic Surgery: Reality vs. Myth


Cosmetic surgery is becoming an ever larger part of our culture. From reality television shows to magazine covers and documentaries, the public has never been more aware of the many ways that cosmetic surgery can impact patients from head to toe. Do you know fact vs. fiction on the following misconceptions about cosmetic surgery? Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are one and... Read More

Pregnancy Fitness Myths, Truths, & Tips


Exercise during pregnancy is not only imperative to keep a mom-to-be physically and emotional healthy, but it can also benefit the child’s lifelong health. According to research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, exercise during pregnancy has a distinct molecular consequence on the unborn baby that essentially allows the child to be more fit. Other studies have... Read More

Sustain a Health Lifestyle with Sustainable Agriculture


    Sustainable agriculture, as defined by, is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. In other words, sustainable agriculture produces healthier food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same.... Read More

Eat up! Natural Remedies for Common Pregnancy Ailments


Glowing skin, doubled cup-size, and shiny hair are all commonly touted as side effects of pregnancy. There are some pregnancy symptoms, however, that are less celebrated, such as heartburn, nausea, and constipation…the things no one likes to talk about! The good news is that there are simple, natural remedies for such pregnancy ailments and you can find them at the grocery store. Constipation Your... Read More

What Are You Really Serving at the Holiday Table?


Holiday celebrations typically center on family and, of course, the family meal. You worry about how the food will look and taste, but you should also be concerned about the safety of food preparation to avoid illness. Will unexpected guests like salmonella, staph, campylobacter, e.coli, and other unwanted bacteria find their way to your dinner table this year? Food borne illnesses... Read More

Raising a Vegetarian


Many parents choose to raise their children with a vegetarian lifestyle, which usually consists of a plant-based diet that allows the consumption of dairy products, but no meat. Others would like to explore this option, but simply don’t know how to safely start a vegetarian meal plan. It is known that some children gravitate toward a plant-based diet by themselves after finding... Read More

Chickpea Pancakes with Ginger Apple Compote


Valentine’s Day dinner may be reserved for the love of your life, but breakfast can make the perfect date with the apple of your eye. Before you indulge in that heart-shaped box of chocolates, start your day off with this chickpea pancake recipe. A little healthier than your average flour pancake, this dish delivers great flavor with the added benefits of protein, fiber, iron,... Read More

Making Your Own Baby Food


There isn’t a more powerful emotion than holding your child for the first time. I’ve been blessed to experience that remarkable feeling three times over with my children — Roman (7), Mila (5), and Noah (3). When the time came to introduce baby food, my wife and I chose to make our own. This option is certainly healthier for babies and can offer financial savings for your... Read More

Snacks to Keep Your Kids Active and Energized


Whether your kids are on the playground, at school, or engaging in after-school activities, feeling hungry can make it hard for them to be their best. Healthy snacks, however, can keep them fueled and focused. Having nutritious snacks on hand is a smart way to go, but it’s challenging to find a snack that tastes great and can be easily tucked away in a sports bag. “A healthy... Read More

A Mom Under Pressure!


Combating high blood pressure for health and family “I was barely 30 years old and already pre-hypertensive,” says 35-year-old Orlando resident, Ilene Sakal. “My doctor told me that I needed to immediately focus on lowering my blood pressure, or I’d be facing a medication regimen. It was a scary wake-up call. I needed to take control of my health for me, as well as for my... Read More

Summer Outdoor Safety


Tips to safely swing, swim, and enjoy your s’mores Parents, when you tell your children to go out and play this summer, you may know that your yard is fenced with a child-proof lock to keep them close to home, but do you know if your own backyard is safe for them to play without injury? June is Home Safety Month and it’s the perfect time to take a careful look around your yard... Read More

Want Weight Loss Success? Experts Say Go For Tiny, Simple Changes


We all know how to lose weight, but what really works? Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have soared among all age groups, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While many weight-loss efforts have relied on the drastic elimination of certain foods and beverages, health professionals say it’s time to focus on the adoption of small... Read More

Yoga… It’s A Family Affair


Going to the mat for a bit of tranquility Step into a neighborhood yoga studio and you are likely to be surrounded by shiny bamboo floors, tranquil green walls, soothing sitar music, and the calming fragrance of lavender oil. A deep sense of serenity washes over you. For family yoga, parents and children roll out their mats and sit comfortably in Easy Pose, or engage in familiar... Read More

3-2-1… Happy New You!


3.2.1 A Happy You 2011 has arrived! Make it the start of your new healthy life. As the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktails, and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we’re reminded that the time has come to set or “re-set” our goals. Most are familiar with the popular New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and/or stay fit that seem to resurface with a bang every year. Have you... Read More

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