September is National Childhood Obesity Month


September is National Childhood Obesity Month The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated this month as National Childhood Obesity Month NOT because anyone is saying your child doesn’t fit some standard of beauty, but because obesity is a serious health concern.  All parents want their children to be healthy and to have [...]

Cream Cheese and Veggie Roll-up (makes 1 serving)


Cream Cheese and Veggie Roll-up (makes 1 serving) Ingredients: 3 tablespoons cream cheese ½ teaspoon dried chives ¼ teaspoon dried dill ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder 1 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla, at room temperature ¼ cup baby spinach ½ cup shredded or sliced vegetables, such as carrots, bell pepper and/or cucumber Combine cream cheese, chives, dill [...]

Flavored Water


Flavored Water Recipes (from California Department of Health) Watermelon Basil Water 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed 10-12 basil leaves 1 half gallon water Pour water over watermelon and basil.  Refrigerate at least two hours and then serve over ice.  Store in refrigerator and drink within 24 hours. Orange Mint Water 3 large oranges, washed and [...]



Hydration July and August are typically the hottest months in Arkansas.  The average high is 92 degrees Fahrenheit for July and 93 degrees Fahrenheit for August.  However Arkansans know it is not unusual for the temperature to break 100 at least a day or two in July or August.  In warmer years the temperature may [...]



Developed in the 1990’s by the National Institutes of Health and five research centers to research the role of diet on blood pressure, this plan was found to significantly lower blood pressure compared to control diets after two weeks.  It focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy foods, fish, poultry, beans, nuts [...]