HKRS Blog

National Nutrition Month®: Personalize Your Plate

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year’s theme is “Personalize your Plate.” This month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is reminding everyone there is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and health.  Every person has their own goals, backgrounds, and tastes.  In the spirit of National Nutrition Month, we challenge you to […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

Love Your Heart

February is all about hearts and love with the celebration of American Heart Health Month and Valentine’s Day.  However, this year to maintain safe COVID-19 practices and social distance, many of our children are not going to be exchanging valentines with their classmates.  The good news is we can still encourage a fun and safe […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

CHEERS to a Healthy New Year!

New Year, New Goals: start this year by teaching children the importance of how balanced eating, can promote physical strength and smart brains.  Empower children with the knowledge of how to eat a balanced diet.  Create an environment where you, as the caregiver, are a role model of balanced eating and provide positive conversations around […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Families, Nutrition

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The Holiday season is a joyous time with delicious treats, gatherings, and traditions that can lead to overeating, exhaustion, and stress.  So how do we maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet while still enjoying all the holiday season has to offer?   Get creative, keep portions reasonable, and enjoy the moment! Holiday food is often loaded […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

Pumpkin: Great for your Health and Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Pumpkins get a lot of attention in the Fall for their decorative purposes, flavored coffee drinks, and delightfully smelling candles. BUT did you know pumpkins provide the body with MANY health benefits! Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that boost immunity, improves digestion, promotes a more restful sleep, and […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

The Sweet Deceit: Hidden Sugar

Halloween is right around the corner.  Children are brainstorming their perfect Halloween costumes, planning out their trick-or-treat route, and fantasizing about the buckets of candy they are about to eat! Meanwhile parents are dreading the sugar rush their kids are about to endure and wondering how much sugar is too much sugar? The USDA recommends […] >> READ MORE
Kids Health, Uncategorized

Outdoor Fall Activities and Snacks

September is a time for new beginnings, cooler weather, and fun outdoor Fall activities like apple picking!  Apple picking is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy together exploring the outdoors, gathering a nutritious snack! Did you know? Apples are one of the worlds most popular fruits.  They are high in fiber, vitamin […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition, Uncategorized

Back to School Breakfast

It is hard to believe Summer is over and it is officially time to go back to school.  This year the morning hustle might look different, but it is important to settle into a routine that allows time for a balanced breakfast.  Children who sit down and eat a balanced breakfast each morning perform better […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

Cooking with Kids: Summertime Recipes

Written by: OnPoint Nutrition Happy Summer! The days are longer, warmer and all around more relaxing, the last thing you want to do is pull away from quality family time to cook a large meal alone in a hot kitchen.  Thankfully, you can choose quick, easy, light dishes that can be prepared together with your […] >> READ MORE