Nutrition

Try the Trendiest Flavors

Try the Trendiest Flavors Tonight New seasonings make it easy (Family Features) Exotic flavors common in the Middle Eastern region of the world like harissa, za’atar and shawarma are having a moment, appearing on restaurant menus and in popular make-at-home recipes. Now is the perfect time to give these flavors a try. Thanks to new global seasonings from McCormick Gourmet, the spice combinations a... »

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind

Smarter Snacking with Nutrition in Mind (Family Features) Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day. Rather than skipping snacks entirely, it’s po... »

World on Your Plate

The 15th Annual World On Your Plate Food and Sustainable Living Conference October 5 & 6, 2018 Friday (5 – 9 pm) and Saturday (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) at Daemen College, Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226 Time is flying by as we prepare for another great upcoming conference. The 15th annual forum will once again be hosted by Daemen College. We look forward to an eventfu... »

What Is Asarasi Water?

What is Asarasi Water? By Shannon Traphagen Asarasi Water is pure water sourced from living maple trees, and Asarasi’s Founder, Adam Lazar, is determined to help the planet, one drop at a time. A truly unique story, Adam visited a maple syrup open house for a fun activity with his daughter in the middle of a Vermont winter. As the farmer explained the production process, Adam watched him pour thou... »

Consume Phytonutrients for a Longer Life

By William M. Healy, MD Have you had your phytonutrients today? If you have consumed fruits, vegetables, greens, and other plant-based foods, then you have. “Phyto” comes from Greek, meaning “plant.” Plants can produce over 25,000 different chemicals known as phytochemicals, and many these have health benefits. For example, a carrot contains about 100 different phytochemicals. Phytonutrients are t... »

Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health

The Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health present Dining with Diabetes dinner event BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 20, 2018)– The Buffalo Dinner Club and Independent Health are excited to announce they are presenting “Dining with Diabetes,” a unique dining experience for people with diabetes. The first dinner event will be held at Sun Cuisine in Williamsville on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ... »

Get Your Produce Fix with Fresh Fix

By Shannon Traphagen Organic food sales are setting records as more mainstream Americans fill their shopping carts with everything from farm fresh eggs to grass fed meats, and one local company is making it both convenient and affordable. Fresh Fix, located in Buffalo, offers the highest quality ingredients sourced from local farms delivered right to your door! Husband and wife owners, Lucia Leon ... »

The Skinny On Sweet and Salty

by Peter Kates Food cravings are rarely for kale or cauliflower. More likely, they’re for something sweet, or salty. Here is what you need to know about these two substances. Sugar: Sugar is a carbohydrate that gives you energy. The healthiest form is in fruits, vegetables, grains, milk and yogurt. These foods also provide vitamins, minerals and more. Sugar from sweetened beverages, desserts and s... »

Help Your Child Eat Healthy At School

Courtesy of Independent Health’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department At the beginning of each school year many parents struggle with deciding whether to have their child bring a bagged lunch from home or buy lunch from the school cafeteria. Whenever possible, we encourage parents to pack their kids’ lunches so they know what their children are eating. The most nutritious lunches include foods... »

Mobile Gardening Program

Mobile Gardening Program expands in Niagara County Abandoned shopping carts to be used as gardens for city residents--Program to increase access to fruits and vegetables in urban areas LOCKPORT, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is pleased to announce the expansion of Grow on the Go to new neighborhoods in Niagara County. Last year’s successful growing season helped spread this mobile garde... »

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