Although it’s too early to draw conclusions, data suggests that the 2018/2019 flu vaccine has been a good match against the main strains going around, and this year’s season is shaping out to be milder than last’s. Even so, the latest reports from the CDC show that the flu is still widespread across the U.S., … Continue reading Fighting the Flu with Food
It was at a meeting of local dietitians many years ago that I first heard of Monica Reinagel. Another dietitian was raving about a podcast called The Nutrition Diva, and always on the lookout for good resources, I went home and checked it out. The Nutrition Diva is a podcast produced by nutritionist Monica Reinagel, … Continue reading 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade for MUS
"Before you jump on a nutrition bandwagon, and start taking supplements or radically change your diet, dig deeper. Be wary. Find reliable sources. Read the actual study." As a dietitian working in the wellness field, nutrition-related news always catches my eye. So I was intrigued when I saw several headlines last summer pertaining to vitamin … Continue reading New super-vitamin, or just catchy headlines?
As fresh summertime produce continues to roll in, it's a great time to branch out with some new recipes including some yummy, and sometimes not so common, vegetables. For those of you participating in our online incentive program, you can get a jump on a couple of new challenges that will roll out next week … Continue reading Power Bite Video: Weird Veggies
Greetings from Dupuyer, Montana! It's been a wild few days, but I can finally sit down at my laptop to jot down a few thoughts and share a few pics. The route I chose to ride across Montana hasn't been front loaded with cell towers and wi-fi, but in a way that's a good thing. … Continue reading RAM Report #1
"Nutrition, at its core, is simply about eating good food." I'm sure the readership of this blog knows that March is National Nutrition Month. I mean, it's circled on your calendar, right? Well, in case you haven’t heard, National Nutrition Month is a month intended for celebrating healthy, delicious food that nourishes your body. It’s … Continue reading National Nutrition Month: Put Your Best Fork Forward
All you good little boys and girls out there have probably put together your holiday wish lists. And although the newest iPhone, or virtual reality set, or new skis might be cool and make you the envy of all your friends, if you are looking to make 2017 your healthiest year yet, consider adding a … Continue reading Santa’s Kitchen Wish List (Good boys & girls only)
Happy Friday! Here's the latest in our Power Bite Video Series: Cooking with Greens! This video will be featured on our Incentive Site soon, but we like to give our Montana Moves & Meals followers the first peek! Happy Eating! http://www.vimeo.com/190133163 Montana Meals Power Bite: Cooking with Greens! from Montana University Sys. Wellness on Vimeo.
If you’re participating in the online MUS Wellness Incentive Program, you may have seen a new challenge for March: Kick a Bad Habit. Usually, the incentive challenges focus on what healthy behaviors we can add to our lives, i.e. intense exercise, quality sleep-promoting habits, more water; but this month we’re encouraging you to give up … Continue reading Kick a Bad (Sugar) Habit!
As promised, here are a few examples of MyPlate meals, or as Neal calls them--"happy-healthy plates". The March Challenge of the Month is to make your own MyPlate meal and send us a photo of your creation. My examples aren't perfect, and yours don't need to be either. In fact, I usually incorporate dairy and fruit into my meals and … Continue reading Happy healthy plates!