Get SMART

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Smart Goals

Each year, we make our New Year’s resolutions and many of us feel motivated to eat better, exercise more and decrease stress levels.  This year, consider making your goals SMART.  Don’t think of it as a resolution you try for a couple weeks, but more of a lifestyle adjustment so you’re sure to stick with […]

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

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Natural flu fighters

Superheroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off cold and flu viruses that prey on people during the winter. Ancy Maruthanal, MD, an internal medicine physician with Meritas Health North Kansas City, recommends eating these six superfoods to wage an effective battle. Superhero Secret Brussels sprouts boost your […]

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

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Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Do you panic when you think of letting your kids loose in the kitchen? Many parents say yes and for good reasons. It can be messy (so. very. messy.), and there are plenty of potentially dangerous tools and appliances within reach. Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, imagine everything that could go […]

Is Kombucha For You?

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kombucha

You’ve likely heard the word “kombucha” recently by coming across it at a restaurant or juice shop, seeing it on-tap at Whole Foods, or maybe know a friend who makes their own fancy version at home.  Are you considering jumping on the bandwagon, too?  Let’s dig a little deeper into the roots of this ancient […]

Hunger at Home

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Lack of food affects 40 million Americans

In Clay and Platte Counties, an estimated 2,700 children live without consistent access to nutritious food. One out of five Northland children live in a home without enough food. Often, a school lunch is their only meal of the day. Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school hungry? “Just skipping breakfast can […]