Category: Nutrition

How Much Water Is Enough?
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How Much Water Is Enough?

Drinking enough water every day is good for your overall health—and a great way to reduce calories and added sugars from sodas and other beverages. Drinking water has zero calories. It can help manage your body weight and reduce caloric intake when substituted for sugary drinks. It can also prevent dehydration, improve your mood, and...

Rethink Your Child’s Drink with These 10 Fun Activities
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Rethink Your Child’s Drink with These 10 Fun Activities

Did you know drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, and some coffees is associated with weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and more? Limiting sugary drinks—or drinking zero sugary drinks and choosing water instead—can help your child maintain a healthy diet and body weight. Remind your child why rethinking their drink and choosing water or...

Summer Meals are Ripe for Local Farmer’s Markets
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Summer Meals are Ripe for Local Farmer’s Markets

Summer is the perfect time for fresh produce from our local farmer’s markets. Juicy tomatoes, savory corn on the cob, and crisp greens grown locally in and around the Frederick County area are available all summer long to make delicious, locally-sourced healthy meals for the family. Support our local farmers by visiting the farmer’s markets...