Getting down to the core

Getting down to the core

Fall is fast approaching, which means apple season is right around the corner. Apple picking is a great activity for all ages. It’s a way to get some fresh air, exercise and explore all an orchard has to offer – from learning how an apple grows, to discovering and...
The taste of summer

The taste of summer

Written By; Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC, Wellness Specialist Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine and Johanna Setta, Food Access Coordinator, Healthy Roots Collaborative Summer might be winding down, but many home gardens are just beginning to reap the benefits of their...
Applying for free or reduced lunch benefits your community

Applying for free or reduced lunch benefits your community

Getting ready to return to school in a few short days brings with it a flurry of preparation and paperwork. One of the items in the stack of forms is an application for free or reduced lunch at the school, which many parents just set aside assuming it doesn’t pertain...
Getting back on a sleep schedule

Getting back on a sleep schedule

By Cristine Griffing, ATC; reviewed by Deanne Haag, MD After much needed, unscheduled summer fun, adjusting to a back-to-school schedule can take time and patience (from both parent and child). Parents and experts alike know the importance of a good night’s sleep in...
It’s Back to School Time!

It’s Back to School Time!

Three steps to packing a nutritious lunch By Danielle Pothier, MS, RD, CHWC Wellness Specialist, Northwestern Lifestyle Medicine Consider these steps when packing a lunch that will keep your child happy while also providing essential nutrients needed for your child to...