Planning a Healthy Summer for You and for Your Family

by Tandis Bishop, RDN

As the school year is coming to an end, it’s a good time to begin creating plans for a healthy summer. Summer is an easy time to fall off the health-wagon, but maintaining healthy habits and even creating new ones is best for long-term health and wellness for you and your family. Today, in Hawai'i, 57 percent of adults are overweight or obese, as are almost 1 in 3 children entering kindergarten.i Alongside this is the concern for childhood Type 2 Diabetes, as researchers suspect increases in obesity among young people is driving the new epidemic.

Great Desserts for a Great Christmas and Holiday

by Tandis Bishop, RD

For this year's holiday season we want to lighten up a bit and have fun. We’re going to take a break from our usual health message by bringing you delicious dessert recipes to share and enjoy with family and friends. If you're like most of us, you’re always looking for great desert recipes. So we’re going to make it real easy for you. Of course, these recipes will be naturally nutritious, made from wholesome ingredients. We hope you enjoy them as we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Super Easy


Back to School with Healthy Sleep Habits

by Tandis Bishop, RDN

During the summer children often stay up later and sleep in longer. But as we prepare our children for the new school year, it is important to get back to a routine sleep schedule.  Research has shown that inadequate sleep, poor sleep quality and sleepiness are common problems in children and adolescents, and are related to learning, memory and academic performance.1


The Problems of Sleep Deprived Kids


Reduce Stress with Healthy Habits

by Tandis Bishop

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the daily stressors that come our way. Pressure from work, raising a family, maintaining a home, and financial stability are some of the major stressors in life… along with all the smaller stressful situations that arise on a regular basis. Coping with stress is essential on many levels, with your health being at the top of the list.


An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

by Caitlin Pomerantz

While I am relieved that the oil spill has been plugged and that recovery is underway, I remain haunted by the environmental disaster. As photos of oil coated birds and turtles blanketed the news, and I heard friends from Louisiana and Florida sharing their frustration over the devastation to the ecosystem that sustains their culture and way of life, I was struck by a feeling of utter powerlessness. The thought of all that oil gushing into the sea, every minute of every hour of every day, for over eighty days, has been a reminder to me of the limits of my control.

Can You be Heavy and Healthy at the Same Time?

by Tandis Bishop

You may have heard the term “healthy obesity” to describe people who are obese but don’t have medical conditions that often accompany obesity. However, researchers from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Canada found that there is no such thing as healthy obesity.1 They followed over 61,000 people long enough to examine body mass index (BMI) and metabolic status (such as blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol) linked to cardiovascular events and death.

Local, Fresh, Seasonal – Healthy Holiday Feasting for Everyone

by Tandis Bishop

Let’s face it: the holiday season is focused around food. We are not just talking about eating food – but feasting on rich, sumptuous holiday dishes, sweets, and beverages. We all look forward to it around this time of year. With that joyful anticipation also comes a little bit of apprehension of straying from your healthy regime for the next couple months. Feasting can be challenging for those who may have specific dietary needs due to food allergies or sensitivities. The good news is that you can enjoy many of your favorite holiday dishes while maintaining your healthy lifestyle.

Pages