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Starting today, Virginia restaurants that suffered losses during the pandemic can apply for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The $28.6 billion federal program provides restaurants, bars, caterers, inns, and other eligible establishment…

Many Americans fill up a glass of water from their faucet without worrying whether it might be dangerous. But the recent crises from the lead-tainted water supply in Flint, Michigan to the attempted hacking of a Florida city’s water supply show us that safe, potable tap water is not a given …

Nothing makes my kids happier than an awesome snack they can pop in their mouth! These little powerhouses are great for packing in lunches, afterschool snacks and they make great gifts you can slip into a clear cellophane bag and tie with a pretty ribbon. (Perfect for teachers!) The protein …

People like “stuff.” We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don’t know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or childhood. To part …

Did you know that the least eaten food in the US is leafy greens? They should be the highest on your list. We’ve all been told to “eat more greens,” but it can be a daunting task, especially for families with young children or picky eaters. Vegetables give us fiber, vitamins, minerals and an…

Respiratory complications are a common occurrence with a seasonal rhythm around the world. Because pulmonary inflammation is a hallmark of many respiratory complications, the objective is to support normal inflammatory pathways specific to lung health. 

As we close out heart health awareness month, I wanted to share one of my favorite quick dinner ideas for Salmon in Parchment. Wild salmon is loaded with a good ratio of omega 3 fatty acids, a good portion of protein and is high in B vitamins and potassium. It also contains Astaxanthin, whic…

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States and globally killed 18.6 million in 2019. There are many co-factors that come into play in the development of cardiovascular-related diseases, from one’s lifestyle and diet to their genetic susceptibility. 

February has been named heart health month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US and has been for many years. Globally, it accounted for 18.6 million deaths in 2019. Contributing factors are a poor diet consisting of highly processed, low fiber foods, obesity, stress and phy…

Consuming omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the long-chain omega-3s found in fish and seafood, has been associated with significant health benefits, such as reducing cardiovascular disease risk. However, recent national surveys have shown that adults in the United States are consuming signif…

Every day I review clients’ food journals and see that most people skip breakfast or eat a bar or drink coffee and most of the time they eat fairly decent dinners, but lunch seems to be an afterthought or not a thought at all. Some skip over it at work and mindlessly snack all afternoon. Som…

Tis the greatest season of all, the holidays are here and this can mean a lot of things. More family, more food, more time spent indoors and an expanding waistline. There’s got to be something better than crunching on carrot sticks while everyone you love eats that pecan pie. But I wonder, c…