Paula Martin

Grilled Salmon with Peaches

Michigan peaches are a tasty treat that brighten up any snack, meal, or dessert. The peak growing season for peaches in Michigan begins in July and carries through September, making them a fresh option in the summer and fall. Peaches can also be frozen or canned and stored to enjoy throughout the year.

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Dietitian’s Corner: Bone Health

Bone Health is good health. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 of 2 women and 1 of 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. A healthful eating plan and weight-bearing activities are important to ensure strong bones. With spring greens and local dairy now available at the […]

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Cultivating Health through School Gardens

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBA ISD) is using gardening as a tool to improve student health. Thanks to SNAP-ED funding through the USDA and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, TBA ISD implements a program called LifeSPAN, which performs cooking and nutrition lessons year round in the classroom to increase students fruit and vegetable intake […]

Ready, Set, Grill! Summertime Grilled Vegetables

Summer grilling is in full swing!  Local vegetables are ready to join the picnic. Here are our favorite vegetables to throw on the grill: • Carrots • Cauliflower • Corn • Eggplant • Garlic • Green Beans • Mushrooms • Onions • Peppers • Summer squash & zucchini • Potatoes • Asparagus Grilling vegetables is a good way to meet your daily vegetable intake goals […]

Healthy Kids Week: April 23-27

TLD would like all Michigan kids to have access to fresh, tasty and local foods.  Over the last year we’ve been inspired by the level of engagement we’ve had making these goals a reality at worksites, schools and other community organizations across Michigan.

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Linking the Message: Heart Health Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February is Heart Health Month and also includes Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Heart Health is a primary concern for those with disordered eating patterns. Disordered eating can cause heart health to suffer. The links are clear: • The restriction of calories, food, and beverages causes rapid weight loss, and malnutrition, leading to accelerated muscle loss, and […]

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