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.

Latest Blog Articles

Food Safety


Let's Talk Trash

Food Safety is important. So is not wasting food. Learn more to help confidently cut back on food waste.

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Fall Harvest

Treat your Fruits and Veggies Right

Fruits and veggies are tasty and nutritious. Learn more about them for your health and enjoyment.

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Make Ahead Meals

Check out these tasty ideas perfect for smaller households.

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Family eating dinner

Family Meals Month from the Heart

Eating together has loads of benefits. Aim for just one more meal together each week. Try these ideas for inspiration.

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Fall Fruit

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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Whole Grains Month

What's your favorite whole grain? Learn more here.

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Family Dinner

Recipes for Great Family Meals

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

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Grandma's Waffles

Fabulous Meals that Help Fight Food Waste!

Make the most of everything you buy with unique and tasty recipes. Check these out.

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Apple Corn Chili

Apple Corn Chili

This quick-to-fix chili features favorite fruits and veggies of the season.

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Family eating breakfast

Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

Families who eat together eat better!

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Family farm

Meet the Dairy Farmers

Did you know dairy is local? This month, we're featuring dairy farm families from the Midwest.

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Doing homework

Making the Grade

Did you know that family meals help fuel success in school?

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Kim Kirchherr

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND is an award winning registered dietitian. 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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