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What are the best sources of protein?

May 23, 2016
What are the best sources of protein?

Do you ever wonder what is in your protein powder or what it looked like before it was put into a powder form?  Do you want to know more about different sources of protein? Did you know there are other sources of protein other than meat? I have found that foods high in protein are great for curbing hunger as well as great to be consumed after an intense work out. For this reason, I have sought out proteins that are…

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How To Create Healthy Family Meals

November 19, 2015
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Are you still searching for ways to create healthy family meals? Do you struggle to find ways to incorporate key lessons on cooking into the weekly household routine?  Do you also find it hard to pass on family recipes and healthy eating habits on occasions other than major holidays?  Bringing kids into the kitchen at an early age can contribute to solving both of these challenges. In this article I will provide pointers on how you can educate your family on…

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What exactly is clean eating?

November 12, 2015
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A brief introduction to “clean eating”… The beginner’s guide to resetting their food approach, a healthier lifestyle, and quite possibly a smaller waist. What is clean eating? It is eating food in the form of food. So in other words, food in its most natural state or food with as little processing as possible with an emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, and healthy fats and proteins. All it takes is a much needed break up with refined grains, added sugar,…

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Family Lesson: How to Train the Kids to Love Health

October 15, 2015
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You have finally found the perfect work life balance and have minted a new perspective on a healthy lifestyle, all the way down to the food you eat. However, you can’t seem to get the whole family on board… what do you do?! Despite being able to control the health factor in relation to in home meals, controlling external food environments is out of your hands. Therefore, you must rely on the idea that your teachings have transferred to the…

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Nutrition Recipes

Why Cooking With Kids is Beneficial

May 26, 2015
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In today’s hectic world planning out healthy meals for your kids on top of all your other responsibilities may seem like a daunting task. On top of that getting kids to eat healthy food may seem impossible. Cooking with kids can actually prove to be a rewarding and practical solution for both you and your children!!! You’re a busy parent working on a high stress, fully packed schedule! Taking care of your children is a job in itself but if you…

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Healthy Salty Snack Ideas!

September 4, 2014
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Working in an office from 9-5 is quite similar to being in school. We’re not fans of energy drinks or sugary drinks to stay alert and we know many of you turn to snacking to keep you energized. Do you like salty snacks? Everyone doesn’t have a sweet tooth but we know many of our readers can’t get enough of salt. Are you one of them? Notice the experience of one of our college interns. When she first started college she did a lot of snacking. Chips were her…

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Nutrition Physical Education Sports

Powerade VS. Gatorade, How To Hydrate Your Body

August 1, 2014
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Powerade VS. Gatorade Water is one of the best things for you and we need it to survive because it keeps you hydrated. There are also other drinks that help you hydrate your body by giving you electrolytes and nutrients lost in sweat like Gatorade and Powerade. The question is which one is better for you.  Many  who participate in sports will drink both during games, at practice, or at a camp. The best thing about both of them is that they…

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Do You Want Fries With That?

September 10, 2013

The Happy Meal; specifically targeted for children is a quick and easy meal that puts a smile on every kids face and a hush to the mid-day tummy growls.  The Happy Meal has been sold at McDonalds since 1979 and continues to sell at a whopping one million per day in the United States alone. Happy Meals, depending on the combination of food and drink can be about 400-600 calories per meal.  “As a result, childhood obesity rates in America…

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Student Section

How to Stay Healthy and Fit

May 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Stop with your bad habits, the other ones you might be able to just reduce. Habits in the “quit” category would be smoking, drugs, unsafe sex and other unhealthy addictions. There’s just no way to do any of these in a “healthy” way. It might take some time, but it’s worth it if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. There are some habits that are not so bad, but can easily become a…

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Ever Heard of NCCPUD?

March 28, 2013

Ever heard of NCCPUD? National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking? If you haven’t, shame on you! Just kidding. Not only am I a MEC Kid ambassador but I am also a NCCPUD advocate. At NCCPUD we endorse healthy lifestyles by not only preventing underage drinking and unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking, but also by showing them what they could and should be participating in instead. Some activities would include joining organizations such as NCCPUD and MECKids which…

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