HKRS Blog

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
Nutrition

Are Children Getting Enough Vitamin D?

OnPoint Nutrition  Most likely, your children are NOT getting enough of this essential vitamin.  Old wives’ tales suggest, if your child is drinking milk and playing outside, then they are fulfilling their daily requirement of Vitamin D.  Unfortunately, this is not completely true and according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, now more then ever […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

Healthy Snacks to Keep your Kids Happy

Erin Stagnitta – OnPoint Nutrition  Children love to snack, in fact it may seem like your children have become endless pits, with voice boxes constantly asking for more food.  This is great, and means they are growing!  It is a good idea to use snack time as another opportunity to add nutritious food to your child’s […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition, Uncategorized

Healthy Gardening with Children

Erin Stagnitta – OnPoint Nutrition It is officially springtime! The weather is getting warmer, grass is growing, birds are chirping, and more people are spending time outside.  Are you looking for something healthy and fun to do with your children outdoors? Try gardening!  Gardening is good for the physical, mental, and emotional health of children.  […] >> READ MORE
Nutrition

Happy National Nutrition Month – Eat Right by the Bite!

March is National Nutrition Month!  This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,“ reminding everyone to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. A nutritious eating plan packed with tasty foods will keep you fueled and healthy! Remember, it’s not just the food we eat but also the beverages that we drink. How […] >> READ MORE