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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Food Safety

Thanksgiving dinner

Holiday Buffets

Here are some easy ways to help make sure your buffet is successful.

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Turkey Dinner

Let's Talk Turkey

Follow these tips for a delicious meal that keeps food safety in mind.

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Food thermometer

Check Your Steps

Four simple steps to food safety for the holidays and every day.

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Healthy holidays

Holiday Makeover!

Small swaps can have big impact on your calories and nutrition this holiday.

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Winter Squash

It's squash season! Learn more about your favorites - how to prepare, easy recipes, and more.

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Fall Harvest

What's In Season?

Help keep your menu interesting by adding in seasonal fruits and veggies. Learn what's great now!

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Leftover Turkey Casserole

Try this one dish wonder with all kinds of taste from multiple food groups in one dish.

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5 Delicious Ideas for Your Leftover Turkey

Your menus just got easier because you have that tasty turkey! Check it out.

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Sweet Potato Soup

Soup is a simple way to get nutritious foods in during the hectic holiday season.

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seasonal fruits and vegetables

10 Tips to add More Veggies to your Day!

It's easier and more delicious than you think to get those veggies in. Even during the holiday season.

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Holiday 101

Your health doesn't take a break during the holidays. Check out these tips from the American Diabetes Association that the whole family can follow.

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November is diabetes month

November is Diabetes Month

What you choose to do and eat every day matters. Learn what you can do to help support your health.

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Kim Kirchherr

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.

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