wreath
December 06, 2019

The holidays come with much anticipation and excitement, as well as a little dread. The dozens of holiday cookies, the variations of fabulous fudge, and the finest candies around, are sure to excite the taste buds. But when these goodies have you surrounded each day from November to January, the dread of the holiday pounds weighs you down. Here are some holiday tips to help you gain control.

orange and brown sugar
February 03, 2020

Brown sugar can give a rich caramel flavor to sweeten so many foods. As it sits in your pantry next to the canister of white granulated sugar, you may have wondered, “What makes brown sugar brown?”

Child and parent arms around table with carton of eggs.
April 20, 2020

This blog post is written by Illinois State University graduate student and dietetic intern, Jessica Schultz. 

One of the greatest life skills you can teach kids is how to cook. It is something they will need to use every day, since we need to eat to survive! Getting them in the kitchen early is a great way to expose them to a variety of foods, ultimately setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eating.