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...

Sweet Potato Corn Cake

Sweet Potato Corn Cake Servings: 10 Recipe adapted from www.epicurious.com 3 lbs. sweet potatoes 1 cup fresh sweet corn, cut from the cob 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 1 large egg ⅓ cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup plain breadcrumbs Steps: Preheat oven to 400F....