Better Choices

Better Choices for Health & Wellbeing

What does health and wellbeing mean to you? We know that each person’s journey is personal and unique. Each month, you’ll find fresh new information from farm to fork (and beyond) so you can find the better choices that are right for you.  It’s all about balance and enjoying occasional treats while making informed decisions every day. Moderation is key, and with a little planning, pretty much all your favorite things fit in just fine. Want that piece of birthday cake on your birthday? Have it by balancing it with healthier meals throughout the day and including some activity. Making better daily choices starts with small steps, and pretty soon, you might just find that your small better choices become bigger ones. It can happen. Better choices are all about taking that first step, whatever that may be for you.


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Farmer Stories

Meet the Strawberry farmer couple

Donato and Delfina are farmers who care for the land, their community, and the people who work for them.

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Feeding for the Future 

Leaving things in better shape for future generations to come. 

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Meet a Lettuce Farmer

Meet lettuce grower Jon Dinsmore, from Arizona.

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Recipes

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Champagne Steak Salad with Blue Cheese 

A party-ready salad topped with grilled steak and peppers and a champagne vinaigrette.

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Healthy, Thrifty Menus for May

Enjoy all that this month can bring as we get into summer from spring.

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Mini Chocolate Strawberry Party Cakes 

Portion controlled, delicious, and just right to celebrate Mom.

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KimKirchherr
Kim Kirchherr
MS, RD, LDN, CDE, FAND

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN (Illinois), CDE, FAND, ACSM-CPT is an award winning registered dietitian and a certified personal trainer. She serves as the IGA Health & Wellbeing Advisor and is available for consulting and speaking engagements. Kim has experience in agriculture, supermarket, media (traditional and social), hospital-based health and fitness centers, and outpatient medical nutrition therapy programs. She served as the Chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group (FCP) in 2017-18 and has been chair of both the FCP Agriculture and Supermarket Subgroups. Kim is a past president of Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. www.kimkirchherr.com

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