Making better snack choices

Snack foods are often categorized as junk food. However they don’t have to be. To keep a snack healthy, be sure to review its nutrition facts. If those are woeful, there is always a healthful alternative that can easily be substituted. The key is to replicate shapes and textures, […]

Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year.

Schools across the country will be following updated Department of Agriculture rules governing snacks, drinks in vending machines, […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt

      Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to a new study.

      Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving — about 40 percent of the 1,500 mg daily limit the American Heart Association […]

Go green for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day usually centers around corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks, leprechauns, and green beer. What a fun time of the year. Here are some tips for making St. Patty’s Day heart healthy for your family. You might learn an Irish jig found on a You Tube video, take […]

Broke Girl’s Guide To Healthy Living

Hi! I’m Danielle, a 22-year-old young professional living in the green mountains of Vermont. After graduating college in May 2011 – moving half way across the country – and starting an entry level job, I quickly found the “real world” is more expensive than I thought. After paying $9,000 […]