Nurse teaches diabetes facts
Nov 11, 2013
Amy Boothe, RN, never doubts the importance of her work, not when nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. Amy is committed to teaching people how to live with, or in some cases prevent, diabetes. She joined San Luis Valley...
How to Live to be 100+
Aug 16, 2013
The human body, on average, lives to the age of 90 — but most people pass away about 12 years short of that. Dan Buettner explores the globe for National Geographic, and he found the four areas of the world with the longest lifespans. The secret to longevity and vitality goes way beyond genes or...
Cooking Matters in the SLV
Aug 5, 2013
Nutrition Educator Meghan Ibach helps students with tips for reading food labels.Do you know how to shop for and cook healthy, nutritious foods? Cooking Matters is here to help!Join the Fun!If you or your agency is interested in hosting a Cooking Matters class, contact Melissa Emminger  at...
Cottage Foods Law Explained
Jul 9, 2013
Understanding the Cottage Foods Law The following information was compiled by the Colorado Department  of Public Health and Environment's Division of Environment, Health and Sustainability. This year, the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, a bill allowing individuals to...
Improving Your Worst Eating Habits
Apr 15, 2013
Different strokes for different folks.It’s a mantra that still rings true in the world of eating healthy. Once you reach a milestone, say a certain number of months or a weight goal, you may feel the urge to nix your restrictive diet and go back to your old lifestyle. But this may be because you...
12 Restaurant Weight Loss Tips
Apr 8, 2013
Weight Loss Tip #1: Don't assume fancier means healthier Fast food can make you fat, so dinner at a sit-down chain must be better, right? In fact, our menu analysis of 24 national chains revealed that the average entree at a sit-down restaurant contains 867 calories, compared with 522 calories in...
Portion Control Guide
Mar 18, 2013
When you’re trying to eat healthfully, it’s essential to keep track of just how much you’re eating. It’s all too easy to misjudge correct portion sizes. Here are some easy comparisons to help you figure out how many servings are on your plate. Portion Size Your Plate ½ PLATE VEGETABLES: Fill half...
10 Tips to Eat More Veggies
Mar 5, 2013
It's easy to eat more vegetables!  Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.  To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips, It is easier than you may think. Discover Fast Ways to Cook: Cook fresh or frozen vegetables...
Clam Chowder Recipe
Mar 5, 2013
The Truth The truth is, clam chowder--real clam chowder, that is--has always been about the clams. All they need is a thin but bracing broth of clam juice and a hint of milk to create a belly-warming brew that won't sit in your stomach for the rest of the week. One essential addition: bacon. The...
Dig In: Favorite Pizza Recipe
Feb 25, 2013
Are you hungry for pizza?  If your answer is YES! you'll love the recipe below.  Try making it with friends or family. This yields two 10-inch pizzas. Dough 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...

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