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April 18, 2018 1:15p.m.

Stress Coping Towards the End of the Semester

As we approach the end of the semester our plates tend to get a little full and our stress levels seem to rise faster than the temps outside. Unfortunately, life does not slow down and let us sniff the April flowers so we are often battling stressors on many fronts. Choices we make to combat these stressors can be the difference in a healthy and fresh start to the summer. In the interest of reducing your stress, here are a few quick stress coping strategies.

Four Stress Coping Strategies


February 16, 2018 8:15p.m.

March is National Nutrition Month!

Go Further With Food


March is National Nutrition Month®! This is a yearly nutrition-based education campaign organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  


This year's campaign focuses on encouraging everyone to “Go Further With Food.”

In the United States, we waste about 31 percent of all edible food. American households throw away almost 28 percent of fruits and vegetables. 


The goals of this program are to inspire us to make better food choices and save money while we reduce food waste—a WIN WIN situation!

January 11, 2018 5:00p.m.

Taking a Look at Your Portion Sizes!

When making a change, it is best to pick one resolution or change at a time. If you forget to follow your "new tradition"--then start again. Don’t give up! If the change is too difficult to follow, you may need to start with a simpler resolution. The more you follow through on your resolution, the more it becomes an easy habit to maintain!

December 12, 2017 9:30a.m.

When reaching for a sweet treat, think about a piece of fruit! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, we need to consume approximately 2 cups of fruit a day. 

The Majority of fruits are:

  • Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Low in fat
  • Low in sodium 
  • Low in calories
  • No cholesterol
  • High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Potassium and Folate
November 21, 2017 12:00p.m.

Holiday Heartburn?

Holidays are a time where we look forward to spending time with family, eating great food and watching some serious football!

However, during this wonderful time—many of us can experience heartburn. Heartburn (or acid indigestion) is an irritation of the esophagus that results when acid comes up (refluxes) from the stomach.

The American Gastroenterological Association states that are more than 60 million Americans have heartburn and/or reflux symptoms at least once a month.

November 14, 2017 2:15p.m.

What are Plant Based Foods?

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Legumes (Lentils and Beans)
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Tubers (Potatoes, Yams, and Sweet Potatoes)
  • Alternative dairy sources such as Enriched Soy or Almond milk
September 28, 2017 9:30a.m.

Exercise: Your Study Buddy 

The pressure that students undergo while in college can be a lofty weight to carry. Many students deal with the strain of increasingly high expectations on a scholarly level, but can also feel the weight of high student loans and lack of financial resources. With all these pressures laying on the shoulders of college students, they can be put into a study-related fatigue. However, there is hope for these students who seem to be hopeless! 


Tags: Students
September 28, 2017 9:30a.m.

College Students Also Need an Education in Fitness 

Obesity in America continues to rise every year, is it because our students are not educated? Research has shown that only 1/5th of a group of students surveyed were meeting the standard requirement for physical activity. When surveyed 50% of the students stated they were active but not meeting the recommended requirements for physical activity. Why is the education on fitness not a priority with students? 


Tags: Students
May 3, 2017 8:15a.m.

Communication in the workplace


Communication Facts

1) With some six billion mobile subscriptions in use worldwide, around three quarters of the world's inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone.

2) Americans spend 26 minutes a day texting and send 5.3 more texts than the number of calls they make.

3) 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.

4) Of the employees surveyed, 26% think that email is one of the major reasons why they are less productive.