Eating well during the holidays

The holidays offer many opportunities to enjoy special, once-a-year foods and treats. But if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, navigating the calorie-laden season can pose a challenge.

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Wisconsin moving forward in efforts to battle childhood obesity

Health professionals and the public are encouraged that following years of weight increases among children of all ages and income levels, the most vulnerable population–two- to four-year-old children–appear to have stemmed the tide of obesity, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

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Healthful tips for your summer vacation

Summer is here and many families are getting ready to enjoy a few days or weeks away from home. Whether it’s time at the lake, camping in the woods, or a trip to visit friends and family members, summer vacations can be both healthful and fun.

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Be smart when choosing yogurt

Smart consumers know some brands of yogurt have more nutritional benefits than others, says Susan Nitzke, Professor Emerita and UW-Extension specialist in nutritional sciences at UW-Madison.

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Take a family approach to healthy eating and physical activity

UW-Extension offers tips to improve family health, well-being Contact: Gayle Coleman, 608-265-8928, gayle.coleman@ces.uwex.edu Research shows that family members’ health and well-being is affected by the environment in the home. That’s why taking a family approach to healthy eating and physical activity can be beneficial, says Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of […]

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Don’t let winter weather derail your fitness plans

Contact Susan Nitzke, 608-262-1692, nitzke@nutrisci.wisc.edu The cold, snowy days of winter can make it a challenge to keep active and eat healthfully. Susan Nitzke, nutrition specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and professor emerita of nutritional sciences at the UW-Madison, offers these tips to help you stay fit when it’s hard to get outdoors. Eating […]

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