Celebrate Your Independence – Al Fresca!

July is full of outdoor fun with family and friends including picnics and barbecues. These warm weather events also present opportunities for bacteria to thrive. Follow these tips to keep your family and friends safe from foodborne illness.

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Go Blue!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Michigan blueberry season! The little blue dynamos are delicious for snacking, adding to cereal, topping off salads, blending into smoothies, baking and for mixing into tasty sauces and salsas. These tasty gems are true superfoods, low in calories (only 80 in 1 cup), an excellent source of fiber, […]

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Men’s Health Month: Hey – Can You Hear Me?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is referred to as the silent killer since many people have no symptoms of the disease. One in every three people have high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke and kidney failure. Men are at higher risk for hypertension and heart disease, and are at greater risk for complications simply […]

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Just Say Moo!

June is National Dairy Month. Did you know that 98% of Michigan’s 2,030 dairy farms are family owned and operated, making dairy farming a true Michigan tradition. You can find milk, cheese and yogurt produced by Michigan dairy farmers when you shop by checking the milk code. Every container of milk is identified by a […]

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Super Power Veggies

We’re rocking it…Produce that is! The spring Produce for Kids campaign at Meijer runs May 31 through June 27 to support child nutrition and health education. Partnerships with Produce for Kids, Meijer and select fruit and vegetable companies have raised more than $1 million to benefit children’s charities. Last fall’s campaign raised over $60,000, which […]

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Grill, Garden, Repeat

Go beyond burgers for Memorial Day and try grilling fast and flavorful seafood! The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week, or at least 12 ounces of fish weekly. This can be fresh, frozen or canned and includes both fish and shellfish. Consuming the recommended intake of 12 ounces of fish […]

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Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

I love the month of May! Spring, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day cookouts and Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean diet emphasizes a variety of whole grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts and healthy fats with moderate amounts of lean protein, especially fish and seafood. It’s a delicious and healthy pattern of eating, not just a “diet”; a word […]

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Matcha, Matcha, Matcha! Make a Batch of Matcha Tea for Mom

Matcha is a finely milled green tea powder that has been a staple in Japan since the 12th century. Matcha is made from dried green tea leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder. The powder is then sifted and whisked with hot water. Because of its many health benefits, and trendy appeal, match […]

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Celiac Awareness

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that is triggered by gluten (a protein) found in foods, primarily wheat. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. More than 2 million people, or about 1 in 100[1], have celiac disease.

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Fish: Naturally Healthy Fast Food

Tina Miller 2011My favorite way to prepare fish is to grill it! The flavor is wonderful and no fishy smells in the house! For optimal health, how much fish should you eat? The American Heart Assoc. recommends eating fish at least twice per week, or at least 12 ounces of fish weekly. This can be […]

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