Progress Towards Produce

Children are notoriously finicky when it comes to what they eat. And because eating habits are set early, it’s important to introduce a variety of food including fruits, vegetables and whole grains EARLY. 

Start the day together!

Family meals are powerful.  Industry leader, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) reports that children who eat at the table with their family tend to get better grades in school, are less likely to smoke, are more emotionally balanced and consume 24% more healthy and fiber rich items like fruits and vegetables.

Double down on bananas

Eating a banana before working out can prevent sore muscles afterwards. That’s because the fruit has an anti-inflammatory effect and therefore works similar to aspirin and other painkillers.

Healthy summer tips

How can we enjoy the summer carefree by eating healthy? Which delicious snack ideas can be enjoyed especially well in the warm season? Let yourself be inspired by our tips!

Sleep deprived? Go bananas!

Researchers from Monash University in Australia and collaborative institutes found that sleep had a more important role in men living longer, while women who ate foods rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

Pineapple enzyme, Asthma relief

Research suggests that the pineapple enzyme bromelain appeared to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Though bromelain is sold in supplement form, our lab tests revealed that fresh and frozen pineapple has as high — and in many cases higher — enzymatic activity compared to pills, which also cannot provide the synergistic interactions with other whole food nutrients that can be lost in isolation.

Instagram Can Make You Eat Healthier

A picture is worth a thousand words. Instagram, a photo sharing platform, is used by many as a way to communicate. University of Washington researchers explored how Instagram can be used to hold you accountable for healthy eating.