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As a child, I thought the best thing about Thanksgiving was the food: my grandmother’s green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, bread rolls, candied yams with marshmallows, pecan pie and turkey. When I reminisce about those traditions, I...

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Everywhere you look, there seems to be nutrition advice, research, facts, and opinions. Whether you’re seeking to better understand carbohydrates, fats, or both…Which are good for you? Which are bad for you? Which will best serve your wellness...

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Summer time. That time of year when families pack everything they can into suitcases and car trunks to answer the calls of destinations far away. It’s that time of year where road trips seem like an exciting adventure; plane rides are paths to...

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When you play a sport, you make sure you have the equipment you need, like a glove for baseball, shin guards for soccer, and a helmet for football.  Good nutrition is needed to help your game from the inside out.  Athletes need to choose healthy...

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February is National Heart Health Month! According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer, responsible for 1 in 3 deaths each year in the US. Additionally, about 80 million adults have...

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We’re in the middle of it now. The holiday season – that wonderful and stressful five-week stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s where at every turn, there seems to be food. And not just everyday food, but food of such amounts and enticing types...

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As fall winds down, it’s time to start thinking about our winter gardens. Did you know you can also grow veggies indoors so your families can enjoy fresh food during the long Missouri winter? Three of my favorite indoor “gardens” include...

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Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. In 2016, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 246,660 new cases of invasive...

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Summer is peak season for vegetable gardens, but don’t dismiss Fall! YMCA community gardeners love fall gardens and have found that they actually offer many benefits and rewards. It turns out, we are not the only ones to enjoy the crisp air and...