Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you may be trying to think of ideas of what your plans are going to be. Whether you will be spending it with someone special, a group of friends, your family, or even hanging out at home alone, there are always fun, healthy options to partake in. This year,…Read more This Year’s Valentine? Yourself!
With busy schedules, family meal time may be put on the back burner. Taking the time to sit down with loved ones is an important way to connect with one another on an emotional level, so why not choose to do this while eating a delicious meal? Communicating effectively with your children can be made…Read more Unplug and Connect–To Each Other!
A new year always brings new beginnings. Whether your goal for the new year is to eat healthier, exercise more, or both, make sure that your New Year's Resolution is SMART. S-pecific M-easureable A-chievable R-elevant T-ime-Bound Specific This is referring to the "who," "what," and "where" of your goal. For example, if your goal…Read more Make Your Resolutions SMART
Although this time of year can get quite stressful, it's important to take time aside for yourself and your health. Whether this is taking the time to cook a healthful meal, or taking a mental break and reading a quiet book alone, the body needs time to rest and recharge after a lot of activity.…Read more Holiday Stress-Busting Yoga
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
There's a lot of baking going on this time of year, and like we shared in our December Family Pages newsletter, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to get off the healthy habit wagon. There are a lot of simple substitutions you can make in your baking to cut down on fat and sugar (in…Read more Holiday Cookies With A Sneaky Twist
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