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  • Ways to build a better plate in the New Year

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    We hear about the benefits of including whole foods, plant-based foods, plant-based protein and “good carbs” in our daily meals, but it may not be the easiest thing to do. When trying to build a better plate of food and a healthier lifestyle for 2024, sorting through all the options requires patience, persistence and a few helpful tips. A colorful plate of food looks a little bit like a rainbow. And all those colorful foods can lead to maximum nutrition. With a bit of planning, the courage to try new foods and balancing hea...

  • Baby, it's COVID outside - and the holidays are here

    Sharon Rosenberg|Updated Dec 16, 2020

    The COVID-19 infection rate has been skyrocketing in Illinois since October. Now, like the Grinch, it’s coming for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, Festivus and the rest of the holiday season, too. Is there anything we can do to stop it? COVID-19 is getting worse this winter because the virus spreads through respiratory droplets between people who are in close contact (about six feet or two arm lengths). When someone talks, breathes, coughs, sneezes or sings, they release the...