When the holidays roll around, there might be more time for relaxing, but mostly it just feels like more time to stress. A lot of people travel this time of year, and whether you're visiting or hosting, there's usually a lot of food prep involved. If you're wondering how you're going to feed a crowd…Read more Baking Mix Chameleon
The Healthy Bodies Project is run by Dr. Lori Francis here at Penn State University. Our focus is to educate children and their families on healthy eating and movement. We provide schools and teachers with the curriculum and the tools they need to get kids excited about new and interesting fruits and vegetables! We also…Read more Meet The Healthy Bodies Team
The holiday season is officially here, and Thanksgiving is right upon us. With the holidays comes stress. Stress over having to host any number of loved ones, and stress over providing delicious food to enjoy around the table. This season, don’t let it bog you down. With these fun, easy, Thanksgiving dinner recipes from the…Read more Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
It's that time of year again--home cooks everywhere are preparing delicious feasts for their friends and family. Turkey. Gravy. Stuffing. Delicious! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to cook with your children. Whether they lend a hand tearing up herbs for the turkey, or mixing up ingredients for pumpkin pie, there are a lot of fun…Read more Thankful For Food Safety
Does your picky eater shun veggies? A study that was conducted in 2010, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that 60 percent of children are not eating enough fruits to meet the daily recommendation each day. Similarly, 93 percent of children are not eating the recommended amounts of vegetables everyday (CDC).…Read more Where’s the Broccoli?
Which one of these portion sizes do you normally eat? The three plates on the right are the Medium, Large and Super-sized you are served at McDonald’s. The smallest portion (½ cup) is the one recommended by the USDA. What is portion distortion? Portions we are served and we are used to eating are often…Read more Portion Distortion
On Monday, July 11th, we attended two different family events for The Healthy Bodies Project at the same time to present an educational nutrition display, provide a fun activity, and offer a food tasting! Although we were surprised by the low attendance at one of the events, we were still able to engage the students,…Read more Healthy Bodies Project Family Events