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Physical Activity and Children


  By John Monteleone, Head Trainer at Wyomissing Fitness “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” That is the classic lyric from “The Greatest Love of All.” Yes, the children are our future! However, how can we expect to teach them with poor nutritional choices, increased … Continue reading Physical Activity and Children

Italian Wedding Soup


Homemade recipe by Maria Theresa Post, a healthy Berks County citizen who hails from Italy! The term “wedding soup” comes from the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata” (“married soup”), which is a reference to the flavor produced by the combination/”marriage” of greens and the meat Ingredients Soup: 12cups low sodium broth 1 pound of curly … Continue reading Italian Wedding Soup

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies


Source: www.foodfanatic.com Submitted by Erica Wennell Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Almond Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, Melted and cooled 1/2 cup Honey 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips, Paleo-friendly, like enjoy life semisweet chocolate mini chips Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Acupressure


By Aparna Mele, MD Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago and is an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It relies primarily on using the thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various points on the body.  Traditional Chinese medical theory charts the body like a human map, marked by … Continue reading Acupressure

Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish


What is American Heart Month? American Heart Association February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 … Continue reading Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish

Why families should watch the Olympics


By Aparna Mele Pyeong Chang, Republic of Korea will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Feb 9-25, 2018. The Olympics are a spectacular celebration of the world’s best athletes, all convened together to achieve the highest levels of athletic accomplishment and success in the world. The games, the scores, the advertising—they fill our TVs and … Continue reading Why families should watch the Olympics