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

meal planning for one

Meal Planning for One

Make delicious meals while managing your budget and food waste.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Seafood

October is seafood month! What better time to start eating seafood twice a week for health benefits.

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Food Safety

Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures

Keep this chart handy to help make sure your meals are cooked just right.

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Family eating dinner

Planning for a Healthy Life

Resources to help the whole family stay healthy.

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Seafood at a store

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Seafood

Learn tips to buy seafood confidently.

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Fall Fruits

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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Chicken Nachos

Crazy Good Chicken Nachos

Need some inspiration for your next family meal? We've got you covered.

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Pumpkin and white bean soup

Pumpkin and White Bean Soup

A perfect fall soup with a fiber and Vitamin A boost.

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Pumpkin 5 ways

Pumpkin 5 Ways

Don't just carve that pumpkin - you can eat it, too! Avoid wasting this tasty fall favorite from pancakes to pudding.

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Working out

Burn Those Calories!

As we enter the holiday season with decadent foods, paying attention to portions and moving more are great ways to keep health in mind.

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Active Seniors

Healthy Aging

Investing in health as we age can help us live longer, high quality years. Take a look.

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Managing Stress

Inspiration for stress management as we enter the hectic holiday season.

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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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