To Your Health: Recess before lunch

By Irisha Clark

Easter: Illinois key to solving world hunger

CHAMPAIGN — Former University of Illinois President Robert Easter said Midwestern farmers, especially in Illinois, will play a crucial role in feeding the world as the population explodes in the coming decades.

To Your Health: Broth or stock — what's the difference?

By Jenna Smith

Is there a difference between broth and stock? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Some will say there's a world of a difference, while others will tell you it's the same exact thing. If you ask me, I say use them interchangeably.

To Your Health: Focus on 'Smarter Lunchrooms'

By Irisha Clark

Last month I introduced you to the Healthy Hunger Free-Kids Act of 2010 and discussed what was happening on Capitol Hill in regards to our children's school lunch.

Unit 4 food director helps mentor others

CHAMPAIGN — Unit 4's food service director was one of four in central Illinois chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help other schools meet federal school lunch requirements.

To Your Health: Five ways to alter holiday treats for healthier eating

By Caitlin Huth

'Tis the season for holiday baking and, of course, eating!

This time of year, there are so many yummy treats to share with your friends and family (and taste buds and stomach).

To Your Health: Fruit juice, friend or foe?

By Jenna Smith

Fruit juice may be part of your morning breakfast routine, but some argue that even the natural sugar found in 100 percent juice is partially responsible for the obesity epidemic and the debilitating diseases that may follow.

To Your Health: October is month for apples to shine

By Irisha Clark

Did you know October is National Apple Month? Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it has since been expanded to the entire month. It is the only national, generic apple promotion conducted in the United States.

To Your Health: Generic, name brands separated only by cost

By Whitney Ajie/University of Illinois Extension