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5 Steps to Staying Motivated

5 Steps to Staying Motivated

This guest blog post is by Michele Weinstein, a nutrition blogger and AHA volunteer.

Need help staying motivated? Forget perfection and start small. We’re bombarded daily with inspirational quotes and messages about living our best. But that’s not enough — we have to do more to stay motivated.

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Rethinking Halloween during COVID-19

Rethinking Halloween during COVID-19

Even in a pandemic, you don’t have to let Halloween fun slither from your grasp.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors

This guest blog post is by Jayni Rasmussen, Senior Campaign Representative for the Outdoors Alliance for Kids & Youth at Sierra Club.

With the coronavirus disrupting daily life and increasing isolation, many people are turning to the outdoors for recreation. The increased interest in outdoor recreation is good news, because it has many health benefits. Yet national, state, regional and local parks with space for effective social distancing are socially, physically and financially out of reach for many families. Youth advocates like Lily Kay, a 10-year-old in Dallas, Texas, are on a mission to change that.

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Active Transportation Programs Need Your Help

Active Transportation Programs Need Your Help

It’s a challenge to be active during the COVID-19 pandemic, when physical distancing is essential. Walking and hiking trails, dedicated bike lanes and paths for scooters and other rolling — “active transportation” — can make all the difference in keeping us moving.

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Get Kids in the Kitchen: Tips for Any Age

Get Kids in the Kitchen: Tips for Any Age

This guest blog was written by Tammi Krier, a registered and licensed dietitian with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Imagine little 4-year-old fingers slicing a bell pepper with a plastic knife in between shoveling a few strips in her mouth. Eating “yucky” foods is something she’d never do with a meal. But kids are more likely to try foods they typically wouldn’t when they help prepare them.

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Stand Up for Child Nutrition Amidst Covid-19

Stand Up for Child Nutrition Amidst Covid-19

Millions of U.S. children rely on their schools to provide them nutritious foods. With school re-openings in question due to COVID-19, supporting child nutrition programs is more critical than ever.

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A Little Activity Can Net Big Gains in Your Health

A Little Activity Can Net Big Gains in Your Health

This guest blog is by Dr. Justin Canada, an exercise physiologist and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation expert at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond.

When it comes to our health and well-being, physical activity is a key element — even during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of us aren’t moving as much as we normally would.

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4 ways to keep your food safe

4 ways to keep your food safe

This guest blog post is by Sarah Limbert, R.D.N., L.D., a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team.

Pandemic or not, food safety should always be a part of our routine. In this time of frequent hand washing and sanitation concerns, it’s more important than ever. From the grocery store to your dinner table, here are four strategies to keep food safe.

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Recipes Using Those Canned Beans in the Pantry

Recipes Using Those Canned Beans in the Pantry

This guest blog post is by Anna Smith, a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team based in Nashville.

You stocked up on beans because you know they’re healthy and shelf-stable. But now you’re staring at all those cans stacked in your pantry trying to think of recipes. Sound familiar? You’re not alone!

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