Kids and Vegetables: Inspire and Be Inspired


You know it’s important to encourage them to eat healthy foods, but it’s not easy. Teach your child to grow a cucumber, and she’ll probably eat more of them. Take her to the local orchard, and watch as a new-found love for gardening evolves. The first rule of thumb is to introduce vegetables along side … Continue reading Kids and Vegetables: Inspire and Be Inspired

April is Esophagus Cancer Awareness Month


Esophagus cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the US, affecting approximately 18,000 people a year. The lifetime risk of developing esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 435 in women, highlighting a threefold higher rate of this disease in men over women. Over 85% … Continue reading April is Esophagus Cancer Awareness Month

What you need to know about Heart Disease


Despite continued advances in medicine, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.1 Each February marks the campaign to increase awareness of heart disease, and to focus on what each of us can do to decrease our own individual risk.   So what exactly is “heart disease”? … Continue reading What you need to know about Heart Disease

January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month


It is estimated that between 15-25% of school children in the United States are overweight, placing them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Only about half of all Americans aged 12 to 21 exercises regularly. Regular physical activity can help children be healthier now and in the future. Daily activity can … Continue reading January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month