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Our Favorite Food and Fitness Trends of 2016

Keeping It Fresh By December 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

2016 has taken a few interesting turns, but we’re not about to get all political on you. We’re here to talk about food, as usual. This year has also seen a rise in some awesome health trends that we really hope stick around. Read more to find out our favorites food and fitness trends of 2016!

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Um, yes please! Smashed avo on whole wheat toasties with a poached egg? Or how about a crispy toastini with avocado and sliced tomatoes and basil? We like all things avocado and this is a trend we’re hoping will stick around. Smear a heart healthy fat on whole grains and top with raw veggies and herbs and we are sold! read more

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A New You Before New Years

Keeping It Fresh By December 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Keep up with your health goals this holiday season and beyond. You don’t have to wait until New Years to start working on a new you!

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  • Create a new habit: instead of making resolutions once a year, try making them once a month or every week. This will help you stay on track and keep progressing. It’s like a to-do list for your own personal growth!
  • A commitment to health is a commitment to yourself! Whatever your goals are, take the time to create strong commitments in your mind so it will be easier to overcome challenges that arise. Creating a plan and sticking to it will help you navigate through the holidays and beyond to keep up with your health goals.
  • Make your goals visible. Post your goals somewhere that you see often, keep your athletic shoes by the front door, keep motivational quotes hanging around your house, and try joining a group to keep you accountable.
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  • Get motivated to get moving. Taking the first step is always the hardest one. Excuses are easy to make and hard to break, but once you get moving, momentum will carry you through. Let that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction be motivation for the next steps!
  • Keep it up! Start with small goals that are easy to accomplish. Instead of saying “I want to lose 50 pounds” try “I will add one more serving of fresh vegetables to my dinner every night.” Let your success with small goals be motivation to keep going!
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    3 Reasons Why You Should Care About the New Food Label

    Chew on This, Keeping It Fresh By May 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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    First Lady Michelle Obama announced last week that for the first time in several years the food label is getting a facelift, woohoo! The food label, also known as the Nutrition Facts Panel, is there to help you make more informed choices when choosing what food to buy and eat. Food manufacturers have the next two years to change up the labels on the food they make to follow the new guidelines. Here are the top three things to get excited about!

    Oh hey there Added Sugars!

    Added sugars are a hot topic right now but it’s pretty tough to tell how much added sugar is in your food. Until now. The new labels (you’ll be seeing them by 2018) will have the grams of added sugar called out. Soon you’ll get to see how much sugar (and salt and fat) is in your food. In case you aren’t sure how many grams of sugar is ok to eat, the label also includes a percent daily value. Just remember, less is more with added sugars! read more

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    ShopWell Appears on The Today Show!

    Around the Table By May 2, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

    We're very excited to share our first appearance on The Today ShowShopWell was featured in a segment about using technology to eat better.

    Many thanks to Heather Cabot for featuring us in her round up. Heather talks about how reading nutrition labels can be overwhelming and ShopWell solves that problem. Keep up with Heather on The Well Mom blog and on Twitter at @wellmoom.

    Check out the video and share it with others you know who are looking to eat healthier!

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy read more

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    Today is “What’s on MyPlate?” Day – Help Spread the Word! #MyPlateYourPlate

    Around the Table By March 8, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

    Today, March 8th, marks the first annual Myplate_green"What's on Your MyPlate?" Day. The goal of today is to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. 

    We here at ShopWell are committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and highlighting the message behind the new MyPlate food icon

    As Community Partners within the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Nutrition Communicators Network, we join nearly 6,000 USDA partners in spreading this message. read more

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    Cooking or Just Eating? Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips For All

    Chew on This By November 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

    Dreamstime_s_16786628With Turkey Day only a few days away, those of you who are cooking might be pressed for time or short on ideas for what to serve. And those of you who are just eating might be concerned about overdoing it. Never fear! We've got last-minute Thanksgiving tips for both groups.

    If You're Cooking

    Handling culinary duties this year? We know it can be tough to balance work, travel, houseguests, and preparing a big meal for your family and friends. Here are some great last-minute ShopWell lists of foods to add to your grocery list that are nutritious and easy to prepare. read more

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