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Teaching healthy eating habits early

A hospital in central Indiana recently announced the expansion of its onsite farm.  While its main purpose is to address one of the biggest challenges facing the area – food insecurity, Mikkel Hodge, who operates the farm, says it’s also investing in community education... Read More.

Encouraging healthy eating habits

The University of Kentucky’s Food as Health Alliance is working to encourage people to make healthier choices when it comes to food at home. Program director Alison Gustafson says through food boxes – made possible by the Alliance they are providing a variety of... Read More.

Cultivating a healthy community

The Farm at Trinity Health in Michigan is a firm believer that food is medicine. Amanda Sweetman, Regional Director of Farm and Healthy Lifestyles says Trinity is making it easy for patients and healthcare workers to access produce. AUDIO: Healthy Living on Produce to Patients **... Read More.

Snacking healthy as an adult

Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day or sitting in a truck or tractor, smart snacking is good for overall health.   Kim Galeaz, a registered dietician says by planning ahead we can make healthier snack options readily available.  AUDIO: Healthy Living as snacks for... Read More.

Healthy snacks for healthy kids 

Afterschool sports are gearing up and a registered dietician says making healthy snacks readily available is crucial to keeping kids healthy.  Kim Galeaz says snacks don’t have to be elaborate, but they should keep kids’ tanks full heading into activities or refuel them when... Read More.

Dairy processors commit to healthy school milk

Dairy processors representing more than 90 percent of school milk in the U.S. are committing to providing less sugar to students. Matt Herrick with the International Dairy Foods Association tells Brownfield the Healthy School Milk Commitment goes further than current nutritional guidelines. “This commitment that... Read More.

Keeping the crop healthy all season long

Field evaluations to identify crop infections and diseases early-on can help growers in the long-run.  In this Managing for Profit, Channel Technical Agronomist Matt Nelson says growers should be on the lookout for tar spot and has some thoughts for farmers ahead of the 2023... Read More.

March is National Nutrition Month: Tips to Improve Healthy Lifestyles

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension News Service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Eating healthy can be a challenge with busy lifestyles, but small changes can benefit your overall health. Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee encourages daily physical activity and replacing some foods with... Read More.

Congressman calls for more support for healthy foods in SNAP

A Nebraska Congressman says there isn’t enough support for healthy foods in the current farm bill. Don Bacon tells Brownfield the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs additional resources to expand programs. “I like the double bucks program that when you buy healthy fruits and... Read More.