Tips for healthy living.

We believe small changes can make a big difference. Making just one positive change today can put you on the path to a healthier life. So check out some quick bits of advice and share your favorites with friends and family too.


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Find the fountain.

Find the fountain.

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Avoid shopping on an empty stomach.

Avoid shopping on an empty stomach.

Eat smart

Reimagine your fruit.

Reimagine your fruit.

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Water is free!

Water is free!

Move smart

Rethink break time.

Rethink break time.

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Grow your own vegetables.

Grow your own vegetables.

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Grow your own vegetables.

Many fruits and vegetables can be grown from a packet of seeds (and can be purchased with SNAP benefits!). No space for a garden? Use empty milk jugs or coffee cans for your own container garden.

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Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Plan Smart

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a healthy weekly menu.

Before you go grocery shopping, choose what meals you’ll make that week. Check your pantry, and then make a grocery list. Prep as much as you can ahead of time to cut down time in the kitchen.

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Double the recipe.

Double the recipe.

Plan smart

Double the recipe.

When making your next healthy meal, consider doubling the recipe and freezing the extras. You’ll save time and money by preparing two meals at once.

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Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

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Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Consider making your own healthy version of trail mix using unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

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Bake with applesauce.

Bake with applesauce.

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Don’t let money stop you from moving!

Don’t let money stop you from moving!

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Don’t let money stop you from moving!

You don’t have to join an expensive gym to get active. Try walking, jogging, jumping rope, playing tag, or dancing.

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Give your water a twist.

Give your water a twist.

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Give your water a twist.

Adding slices of lemon or lime – or any fresh fruit – to your water is a great way to add some healthy flavor.

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Save hundreds of calories when you cook by avoiding frying.

Save hundreds of calories when you cook by avoiding frying.

Move Smart

Take the stairs.

Take the stairs.

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Think beans for protein.

Think beans for protein.

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Get up during commercial breaks and stretch.

Get up during commercial breaks and stretch.

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Get up during commercial breaks and stretch.

On average, an hour-long TV show has 15 minutes of commercials. Make the most of that time with quick exercises like stretching or walking in place.

Eat smart

Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

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Set times to be active.

Set times to be active.

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Stick to your grocery list.

Stick to your grocery list.

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Stick to your grocery list.

Preparing a shopping list – and sticking to it – will help you save money and avoid unhealthy impulse buys.

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Replace one beverage with water today.

Replace one beverage with water today.

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Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Prep smart

Think of fruits and veggies at snack time.

Rinse, chop, and portion fruits and veggies in your free time so they’re ready to go when you (or your kids) need a snack.

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Fight disease with fruit.

Fight disease with fruit.

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Fight disease with fruit.

Eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk for many conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.

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Brown-bag it.

Brown-bag it.

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