May 22, 2013 - 1:15 a.m.•By Carrie Grobe
We emphasize the importance of adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Of course you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables ... every day. Fruits and vegetables provide much-needed vitamins and antioxidants, plus they are fat-free and low in calories. I am always promoting the new MyPlate guide for healthy eating which depicts fruits and vegetables covering half of your plate. No question we should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. But is it equally beneficial to drink our fruits and vegetables?
May 8, 2013 - 1:15 a.m.•By Carrie Grobe
Backpacks will soon be stored for the summer and school buses will be parked in the garage until August. Summer vacation brings more freedom for kids and often a less structured day. This can lead to unhealthy snacking and boredom eating for many children. If you have children who will be at home for the summer, plan now to ensure they are eating healthy and staying active all summer long.
May 1, 2013 - 1:15 a.m.•By Sherry DeWalt
CGH Medical Center
Are you tired of the same old local trails? Or, are you wondering where you can walk or hike while on vacation? I recently was looking for information about the Joe Stengel Trail that runs between Dixon and Freeport, and discovered TrailLink.com.
April 24, 2013 - 1:15 a.m.•By Carrie Grobe
Many people would love to have their own garden to enjoy the freshness and convenience of home-grown vegetables. Barriers such as time and space, however, can get in the way of the garden dream. But you really don’t need a large, time-consuming garden when you can grow your own vegetables in containers. This is a fun, easy way to have fresh vegetables. Container gardening is also a great way to get children involved. Put each child be in charge of their own container and watch them enjoy the growth of their vegetables.