Nutrition

Nutrition

Family Life: Vaccinations may be the boost you need

By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker/University of Illinois Extension

It's fall. Don't fall into a flu trap or any other medical misstep for that matter.

Are you up to date on your vaicinations? There are many preventable diseases that can cause people to have long-term health effects, unnecessary pain, hospitalizations and medical costs and even cause death.

To your health: Harvest-time veggies are most potent

By Irisha Clark

As the beginning of the fall season approaches, the season's favorite foods of caramel apples, candy corn and pumpkin-spiced lattes are already being sold in full swing.

To your health: Top tips for shopping at the farmers' market

By Caitlin Huth

You know your dentist. You know your doctor. Do you know your farmer?

Farmers' markets are an excellent opportunity to get to know your farmer and pick up some tasty, nutritious foods.

Local farmers can offer a lot more varieties than a supermarket. Purple carrots are cool to find. Ever seen pattypan summer squash?

Family Life: Mealtime can provide more than just nourishment

Family mealtimes are a key experience for a family whether they stop and think about it or not. With both parents and children having busy schedules, parents may worry what can they actually accomplish with a sit-down meal? The answer is a lot, actually.

To Your Health: Wellness is an important part of the school year

By Irisha Clark 

Students are heading back to school this month. This means it is time for the annual physicals, vaccines, eye exams and dental checkups before the first day of school. All of these things are done to make sure our children are healthy and prevent any illnesses that may arise during the academic year.

All Westville students eligible for free meals

WESTVILLE — All students in the district will be eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches, school officials announced.

The Health Reporter Is In: Aug. 6, 2015

Do you have a health-related question? Ask it here and Debra Pressey will get you an answer.

How much sugar can you eat and drink, healthwise?

To Your Health: Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

By Irisha Clark

Healthy at home equals healthy for life! It's time to take charge of your children's health in the home environment.

To Your Health: Fair warning: Annual trip can wreak havoc on your diet

By Mary Liz Wright

Corn dogs and cotton candy — what trip to the fair would be complete without them? Ask anyone what they enjoy most about the fair and many will say — THE FOOD!

The once-a-year treat can pack some big calories into your regular diet, so here are a few tips.

Professor: Dining out often means eating more

URBANA — A healthy diet isn't just about what we eat.

Where we eat also matters, according to new research at the University of Illinois.