Category: Nutrition

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Rethink Your Drink in 2021

New year, new goals! Why not take a tip from our 5-2-1-0 program and rethink your drink in 2021? A few small changes can go a long way in improving your health and wellness. Here are some ideas to get started. 1. Replace most, if not all, of your beverages with water. 2. Reduce the...

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Packed with Nutrition: Become a Lunch Box Hero

Whether they’re back in the classroom or learning from home, there’s one part to every child’s day that has the power to keep them focused and full: lunchtime. A nutritious lunch can boost your child’s brainpower for better learning, but how do you make sure you’re packing and providing the best food for your kids?...

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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...

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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...

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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...