Hunger at Home

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. Becky Hager, RD Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:05:13+00:00July 11th, 2017|

Eyes Wide Open: March is Caffeine Awareness Month

Raise your coffee cup if you kick start your day with a jolt of java. You’re not alone. Researchers say approximately 80% of Americans have a caffeine habit, with coffee being the most commonly consumed form. March is Caffeine Awareness Month. It’s a great time to put down that coffee cup, candy bar or soda [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:11:48+00:00March 24th, 2017|

Perks of Pumpkin

Everyone can agree that pumpkin is a fall favorite. There are many health benefits to consuming and using pumpkin in those delicious fall recipes. Pumpkin is packed full of fiber (3 grams per ½ cup of cooked pumpkin) and vitamin A. It’s also a low calorie choice (40 calories per ½ cup of pumpkin puree). [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:52+00:00November 28th, 2016|

Lose Weight Safely With These 6 Doable Diet Changes

In one of my favorite weight loss fantasies, I have a magic wand that I wave and POOF … my extra pounds disappear, never to return. Then, reality strikes. And in real life, slow and steady loses the weight. Slow and steady — which translates into safe and long lasting — means a reasonable goal [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:33:55+00:00October 18th, 2016|

Top 5 NKCH Dietitian Blog Posts of All Time

We love our registered dietitian nutritionists here at North Kansas City Hospital, and we are excited they get their own recognition day! They deserve it! Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, take the science behind nutrition and turn it into easy-to-understand solutions that help us eat and live healthier lives. We compiled a Top 5 montage [...]

By |2016-03-09T13:10:36+00:00March 9th, 2016|

3 Heart-Healthy Ways to Share the Love

February is the month of love – love for the heart! It’s also American Heart Month, and whose heart is more important than yours? Following these heart-healthy tips will help you have the best ticker in town! Swap Dining Out for Dining In Choosing homemade meals over restaurant menu items is a big step toward [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:02:22+00:00February 24th, 2016|

Healthy School Lunches From Home? No Sweat

It’s hard to believe the first quarter of the school year has come and gone. By now, your daily schedule is likely packed with school events, after-school activities and homework. And chances are, those healthy school lunches you were determined to send with your child to school have fallen by the wayside, victims of more [...]

By |2015-11-06T10:58:14+00:00November 6th, 2015|

Slow Cooker Meals

As a busy mom, I find it hard to always prepare healthy home-cooked meals for my family. And with the cooler weather approaching, comfort meals start to sound appealing. But I have found ways to incorporate healthy “comfort” meals using the ease of my slow cooker. Slow-cooked meals are ideal for making ahead and reheating. [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:02:33+00:00October 29th, 2015|
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