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Our mission is to help everyone in Michigan get healthier from the inside out. This means everything from giving you resources to help you make better decisions about diet and exercise, as well as information on creating and sustaining nurturing communities and successful businesses — everything you need to help create a healthier Michigan.

Three Non-alcoholic St. Patty’s Day Drinks

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The holiday is celebrated all over the world and is known for its festive green attire, parades and drinking. According to WalletHub, St. Patrick’s Day ranks third among the most popular drinking days. Moreover, spirit sales increase on St. Patrick’s Day by 153% compared to an average day. For… Read More »Three Non-alcoholic St. Patty’s Day Drinks

Two Easy and Kid-friendly Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for kids. Children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to have better concentration, memory and mood throughout the day, and are less likely to snack on foods low in nutrients. It’s important to provide them with nutrient-dense options that are both delicious and easy to make. Here are two… Read More »Two Easy and Kid-friendly Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Disordered Eating vs. Feeding and Eating Disorders: Signs to Watch For

Rates of feeding and eating disorders – especially among teenagers – skyrocketed during the pandemic. Calls to help lines nearly doubled. With routines disrupted and increased isolation, many individuals turned to social media and emotional eating to fill the void. Additionally, many people delayed annual physicals and other preventive health care visits. The uncertainties of 2020 built a perfect storm for eating disorders. … Read More »Disordered Eating vs. Feeding and Eating Disorders: Signs to Watch For

Black Bean Burgers

The health benefits of a plant-based diet have been proven by research – but what do you do if you can’t imagine going without some of your favorite foods, like burgers? Fortunately, there are delicious meatless versions, like a black bean burger. Beans are a great source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium and a slew of other nutrients. A cup… Read More »Black Bean Burgers

Cooking as a ‘Love Language’: Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Everyone communicates and receives love differently. In Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, he suggests five different styles of expressing love. These styles include words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service and physical touch. According to YouGovAmerica, quality time is the love language preferred by most people. If this love language resonates with you,… Read More »Cooking as a ‘Love Language’: Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

6 Health and Food Trends to Watch in 2023

With the new year comes an increased emphasis on “wellness” as people make their New Year’s resolutions – including better health, better fitness, and better nutrition. Too often, however, these resolutions can lead to unhealthy habits or choices when in pursuit of a goal.  It’s important to understand that the wellness market is an industry with many players and is… Read More »6 Health and Food Trends to Watch in 2023

Tips for Maximizing Your Grocery Budget

It’s no secret inflation has influenced spending habits across the nation. Many Americans have made lifestyle changes to adjust, and food insecurity is becoming more prominent. In fact, food inflation outpaced overall inflation in 2022. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, prices of food bought at the grocery store or supermarket increased 12.4% from October 2021 to October 2022. While food inflation… Read More »Tips for Maximizing Your Grocery Budget

Doctor’s Appointments Adults Should Make in the New Year

It’s a fresh new year and a perfect time to get health screenings, immunizations and annual check-ups scheduled. Preventive care measures, such as yearly exams and screenings, can help identify and monitor areas of concern. Health screenings can detect diseases or chronic conditions in their earliest stages when treatment plans are most successful. If any concerns are detected, physicians can… Read More »Doctor’s Appointments Adults Should Make in the New Year