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

Grapefruit

Florida Grapefruit: From the Grove to You

Over 25% of the world's grapefruit supply comes from Florida. Learn more about grapefruit's journey to you.

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Assortment of veggies

My Plate, My State

What foods, flavors, and recipes is your state/territory known for, and how do they fit into your healthy eating style?

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Cocoa Beans on Tree

The Next Generation of Cocoa Farmers

Many cocoa farmers have been growing cocoa and other foods for generations.

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Recipes

Salad

Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Walnuts

Make this bright, crisp salad for a balanced meal with three food groups.

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Healthy Meals

Healthy, Thrifty Menus for the Month

Need some ideas for all the fun festivities this month? Check these out.

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Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Recipes

Cocoa-riffic recipes that fit in from breakfast through dinner.

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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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