Author: A Healthier Michigan

Eating Healthy on a Budget

The average American spends only 5.2% of disposable income on groceries. Yet, residents in up to 97% of U.S. counties struggle to access healthy food. For many, cost and availability are major factors. Depending on type, brand and season, prices may vary. Luckily, the following foods can accommodate any budget at any...

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Addressing Back-to-school COVID-19 Concerns

There are so many health and wellness actions to take as we start the 2020-21 school year in Michigan. We’ve compiled a few top priorities to keep top of mind. Avoid Disease Transmission Have an age-appropriate conversation with students about how to prevent diseases from spreading: Always wear a face...

5 of the Lower Peninsula’s Most Beautiful Bike Routes

Whether it’s via car, on foot or by boat, Michigan is ripe with stunning locales to be taken in at our disposal. During the summer, nothing beats seeing the state on two wheels. Did you know that we have access to more than 1,300 miles of biking trails? That’s a lot of land, but we’re...

Fun Ways to Boost Summer Learning

Research shows that without any educational activities over the summer, most kids will lose about two months of math skills. And kids in lower-income families will also lose an average of two months of reading and language skills. Repeating those “summer slides” year after year can really add up, making it...

Grilled Fruit Recipes

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced...

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