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Tips to Ensure Your Child Never Skips Breakfast

(BPT) - It’s no secret breakfast is an important meal of the day. For growing kids, having access to a healthy breakfast is critical to future success. Healthy foods are a fundamental right that impacts not only the well-being of our youth, but also their academic success. Studies show that students who are properly nourished by breakfast perform better on exams and achieve greater academic success overall. Proper nutrition enables kids to concentrate in class and helps improve their attention span, which aids in quality learning. Breakfast has also been shown to improve behavior and mood.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
Fuel Up for a Busy Day
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) While some may say being busy is good, it’s not always good for a healthy lifestyle. With less time to prep, the thought of planning nutritious meals and snacks may feel overwhelming, but with simple changes, you can power through your hectic schedule.

Raspberry Goodness from Morning to Night
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

Make Cents of a Healthy Diet
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it’s expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart.

Sweet, Luscious Snacks for Loved Ones
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

Valentine’s Day eats and treats

Go Tart for Your Heart
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Eating with heart health on your mind has never tasted so good. While many aspects of life can impact heart health, opting for nutritious foods plays an especially important role.

Add Beef for a Trendy Twist on Sushi
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home.

Wholesome Recipes with Big Flavor
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring.

A Plant-Based, Dairy-Inspired Dish
Updated: February 27, 2020 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets and dishes, combining them with dairy products can create a superfood power couple. For example, the cheddar cheese found in these Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers helps optimize nutrient absorption from the rice, black beans, corn and tomatoes to create a nutritious and delicious appetizer or meal.

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Unexpected duos: From food to fashion, the crazy pairings America loves
Posted: February 19, 2020

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A Savory, Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:31 am

( When you need a breakfast to feed a large group, this Biscuit-Sausage Mushroom Casserole is a perfect option. The savory aromas of sausage and bacon are almost sure to have your guests standing in line with a plate and fork in hand.

All-Day Nutrition
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:31 am

Dairy-inspired, plant-based dishes to serve from morning to night

A Classic, Slow-Cooked Meal
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 2:31 am

( Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin is a classic dish that’s perfect for entertaining any type of group.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
30 Minutes to Mealtime
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Variety certainly is the spice of life, but after a long day, it’s easy to get stuck in a mealtime rut and turn to the same dishes each week. With fast-paced lifestyles, many families are left with little time to come up with new, creative meals.

A Comforting Casserole
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:46 am

( Almost nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked casserole. Next time your family asks for a warm, comforting meal, try this Rotisserie Chicken-Biscuit Casserole with just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time.

Create a Trendy Twist on Sushi
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) An innovative sushi-style concept, “beefshi” features convenient beef products like pastrami, roast beef, summer sausage, hot dogs, corned beef or bologna prepared in rolls with rice and vegetables. You can beef up your menu with a trendy twist with a recipe like this Beefy Cali Roll that includes corned beef, avocado and cucumber. Find more information and recipes at

Wednesday 02/05/2020
Easy Ethnic Enchiladas
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:46 am

( If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this Enchilada Casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal.

Beef Up Your Menu with a Trendy Twist on Sushi
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home.

Wednesday 01/29/2020
Go Long on Game Day
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 2:45 am

Ready-for-action recipes to feed fans

Help Yourself to Healthier Hummus
Updated: February 03, 2020 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a houseful of guests or simply keeping your family’s hunger at bay before dinner, appetizers can be a home chef’s best friend. Simple options like dips allow for personalization while keeping cook time to a minimum.

Wednesday 01/22/2020
More Great Reading Ideas: Unlikely Relationships And Light-Hearted And Harrowing Memoirs
Posted: January 22, 2020

“Wounded Angels” by Chuck Miceli

Kick Off the New Year with 8 Better-for-You Recipes
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) A commitment to eating better-for-you foods and living a healthier lifestyle in the new year doesn’t need to break the bank.

How to Start a Keto Diet
Updated: January 27, 2020 - 2:49 am

(Family Features) Starting a keto diet continues to be one of the leading trends in nutrition, though many find the transition to be daunting. Kristin Kirkpatrick, RDN, Quest Nutrition spokesperson and former nutrition lead for the Cleveland Clinic, recommends these guidelines for a day on the meal plan to help you get started. Find more information at

Tuesday 01/21/2020
What type of game day entertainer are you? A winning playbook for each.
Posted: January 21, 2020

(BPT) - When it comes to the biggest football day of the year, it’s no secret that food takes center field. In fact, while people look forward to the game itself, most fans say they attend Big Game gatherings as much for the food as they do for the game, according to a new survey conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Farm Rich. But depending on your guests and party style, what to serve and how to keep friends entertained can be a toss-up.

Friday 01/17/2020
Hollywood Legends Recruit Military Caregiver Champions
Posted: January 17, 2020

(NAPSI)—Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is rallying the nation behind America’s military caregivers with help from the legacy of a legend, Bob Hope. Hanks launched the Military Caregiver Champion program with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to fund resources for the 5.5 million Americans voluntarily caring for a loved one who was wounded, made ill or injured through military service. Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, was the first to join the campaign, donating $1 million on behalf of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation.

Good Health Reset
Posted: January 17, 2020

(NAPSI)—A good health reset can happen any time of the year. It simply takes a commitment to making small, sustainable changes that add up to impactful, healthy habits. Dr. Samara Sterling with The Peanut Institute says it’s best to begin by concentrating on the good habits you already follow.

Wednesday 01/15/2020
Better Balance for Every Day
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

Resolve to make nutritious eating a priority

New Year, New Family Habits
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:51 am

Simple ideas to make healthy eating easier

Tuesday 01/14/2020
More Great Reading Ideas For Fans Of Horror, Thrillers And Satire
Posted: January 14, 2020

“Monsterland” by Michael Okon

Monday 01/13/2020
Start Your Day Right With A California Sweetpotato Breakfast Bowl
Posted: January 13, 2020

(NAPSI)—When you’re looking for a healthy, tasty way to jumpstart your day, try this breakfast bowl. In addition to the usual fruits and nuts, it features a secret ingredient: California sweetpotatoes. With more than 80 nutrients, sweetpotatoes are high in vitamin B6, vitamin A, carotene and potassium. Plus, sweetpotatoes are rich in antioxidants and a great source of manganese and dietary fiber.

Healthy Eating And Physical Activity For Life
Posted: January 13, 2020

(NAPSI)—No matter what stage of life you’re in—whether you’re an adult, an older person, a pregnant woman or a parent—consuming healthy foods and beverages, combined with getting regular physical activity, stress relief and adequate sleep, may help you or your children stay healthy for life!

Wednesday 01/08/2020
More Reading Ideas: Future Trends and Great Mysteries
Posted: January 08, 2020

“Non-Obvious Megatrends” by Rohit Bhargava

Fulfill Your Family’s Nutrition Mission
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and helping ensure your family members won’t go off-course.

8 Time-Saving Recipes for Healthier Living
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Kickstart the new year by making meaningful changes for yourself and your family. Finding nutritious recipes can help you stay on track when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle.

Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

Sustainable Eating Made Easy
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 2:44 am

Tuesday 01/07/2020
The 5 sweetest things about watching award shows
Updated: February 28, 2020 - 2:31 am

Wednesday 01/01/2020
Diversify Your Dinner Menu
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

Simple Ways to be Heart Smart
Updated: January 06, 2020 - 2:54 am

Discover recipes chock-full of heart-healthy pecans

Wednesday 12/25/2019
Winter Warm-Up
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:32 am

Recipes and Tips Rooted in Goodness

A Frozen, Kid-Friendly Dessert
Updated: December 30, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) As families look to incorporate more nutritious dishes into meals from morning to night, using kid-friendly recipes can help make the process easier and more fun.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
What Is Lurking In The Pork Sold At Walmart Stores?
Posted: December 18, 2019

(NAPSI)—When Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the average U.S. life expectancy was around 57 years. Today, largely thanks to the era of antibiotics that he created; life expectancy now stands at 79.

A Fun, Fruity, Refrigerated Treat
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Save time on family desserts with make-ahead recipes like these Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes. By using kid-friendly treats that add nutrition to appealing flavor, you can solve busy evenings just by reaching into the fridge. This and other family-friendly recipes are part of Dole’s healthy-living alliance with Disney’s Frozen 2. For details, visit #Dole #DoleRecipes

Sweet, Festive Fun
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

Celebrate the Season with Enjoyable Desserts
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Whether you're huddled around the fireplace, gathered at the table or strolling through a winter wonderland, the holidays are all about enjoying pure and memorable moments with family and friends. With all of the seasonal gatherings, you can certainly expect that almost any host or guest will attempt to provide a classic holiday treat for everyone to enjoy.

A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.

Savor the Season with Delicious, Decorative Cheese Boards
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

5 tips to create holiday meal centerpieces

Roast a Holiday Meal to Remember
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, creating lasting memories.

Show Your Heart Some Love
Updated: December 23, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) While heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, many of the risk factors associated with the condition can be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. By centering your meals around better-for-you ingredients and recipes, you can show your heart some extra love.

Tuesday 12/17/2019
Stay-At-Home Dads, Mid-Life Search For Gold, New Theory On Leadership, Balancing People And Profits
Posted: December 17, 2019

Leaderology” by Oleg Konovalov

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