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Don’t Discount Nutrition, Food Choices, as Main Fitness Ingredient

Thanks to the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center this blog post sponsorship. Frustrated with limited results from your workout routine?  Perhaps you’re missing the main ingredient that fitness experts recommend:  nutrition.  Certified personal trainer Steven Dean recently told the NFC Weight-Loss Success Group at National Fitness Center that nutrition is 70% – 80% of […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2015 in fitness, food, health, nutrition, obesity

Federal Money Seeding Local Food Markets, Encouraging Fresh Veggies

If you could pick a peach grown by a local orchard grower, would you?  Could you walk downtown in your community and find a fresh produce stand?  Did you know you can spend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP dollars at the farmers market?   Millions of dollars in federal investment is going to give more […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2015 in agriculture, community, food, frugal, nutrition

Celebrating the Comforts of Soup

Before you even reach the kitchen you know something good is on the stove, because you smell the aroma of homemade soup.  Especially in fall and winter, we savor the comforts as well as the nourishment served up in a bowl or a cup. What makes soup a seasonal favorite?  What goes inside, of course. […]

Continue Reading By on November 5, 2014 in cooking, food, nurture, nutrition

Top Chefs Serve Diverse Tastes at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Can you use bone broth to fortify foods for kids, even convince picky eaters to try some greens?  The chefs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital know how.  They start with the most wholesome, safe, fresh ingredients possible.  Director of Culinary Operations Miles McMath showed me on a behind-the-lines kitchen tour for Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, children, cooking, eating well, garden, nutrition
Director of Culinary Operations Miles McNath at St. Jude Garden

St. Jude Garden Offers Fresh, Organic Picks for Patients & Staff

A VIP tour is making its way through the campus of  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Along with other points of interest at this world-class facility is an urban garden with dozens of brightly painted raised beds growing an assortment of herbs and vegetables.  The Director of Culinary Operations, Miles McMath, makes […]

Continue Reading By on March 24, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, chidren, food, non-GMO, nutrition, organic

Spending the Winter with Stonyfield Organic

*This is a sponsored post for Stonyfield Organic, a family favorite at our house! The days get shorter, the nights get colder, but there’s always something good to look forward to as winter approaches.  Growing up on the farm, it was often a cup of hot cocoa by the wood-burning fireplace.  I especially loved everything […]

Continue Reading By on December 3, 2013 in family, farm, farming, food, home, nurture, nutrition, organic, Uncategorized

Harvest Time in the Organic Family Garden

One of these days I want one of those old-fashioned kitchen scales so I can keep track of how many pounds of vegetables we’ve harvested.  The squash alone have to make it worthwhile!  In addition to our endless supply of salad greens, we’re getting a respectable amount of summer squash in our little, organic family […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2013 in eating better, education, family, food, garden, green, nutrition, organic, outdoors, parenting, sustainable

Book Review: The Perfect Protein by Oceana CEO

God bless the poor attendant behind the meat counter the next time I shop for seafood.  After reading the new book The Perfect Protein by Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless, I’ll be fishing for all sorts of information.  Is this fish farm raised or wild caught?  How many miles did it travel to the store?  How […]

Continue Reading By on May 28, 2013 in conservation, eating better, frugal, green, natural resources, nutrition, oceans, sustainable, wildlife

Christian Mission Brings Farmers and Residents Together

Rainy Saturdy Morning at Brainerd Farmers’ Market Just across the street from a typical grocery store and strip mall, in a modest Chattanooga, Tennessee neighborhood, the parking lot is bustling with people at the Brainerd Farmers’ Market.  A rain shower has scattered the usual Saturday morning crowd, and some vendors are packing up.  They’ve brought […]

Continue Reading By on May 21, 2013 in agriculture, community, eating better, education, faith, farm, garden, green, nutrition, organic, South, sustainable

Real Food Fun at Parenting Expo

The smell of freshly baked blueberry yogurt muffins filled the air, we whipped up a colorful smoothie packed with nutrients for busy moms, and we shared easy ways to make real food fun for kids at this weekend’s B 97.5 Parenting Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The cooking stage was one of several family friendly centers […]

Continue Reading By on February 26, 2012 in eating better, education, natural, nutrition, organic, parenting