Nutrition

Nutrition

Presence taking look at hospital food with grant

URBANA — Ground turkey can be a lower-sodium choice than ground beef, but when it comes to which burger visitors choose in the cafeterias at Presence Covenant and Presence United Samaritans medical centers, beef wins.

To Your Health: Marinated asparagus recipe is perfect for spring

By Beth Peralta

May is National Asparagus Month, so let's celebrate!

We are lucky in Champaign-Urbana to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. Due to this, there are only a handful of fruits or vegetables that I really get excited about when they are "in season."

To Your Health: Summer meals program provides important service

By Irisha Clark

Summer break for school is almost here, which means the homework and tests are almost over for the students. What is also almost over is school-provided meals.

To Your Health: 'Brain breaks' can improve students' productivity

By Irisha Clark

Children need to be active throughout the day. And it is getting harder and harder for our schools to make this possible. With the greater demands for increased instructional time, decreased recess and lack of funding for physical education teachers, it is hard for schools to get the students moving.

To Your Health: School breakfasts a smart, healthy way to start day

By Irisha Clark

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially for growing children, it is important that they are eating this meal to fuel their bodies.

Most schools that are part of the National School Lunch Program also participate in the School Breakfast Program, where students can eat a nutritious and healthy low-cost breakfast at school.

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.