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Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Photograph of a person standing behind a table piled high with fresh vegetables at a farmer's market vendor stall. Text overlay reads: Jefferson County Farmers Markets
Liza Krejci Liza Krejci May 18, 2023 0 Comments Community

No Wisconsin summer is complete without a trip to the local farmers market. Farmers markets are a fun way to get out and enjoy the weather, meet new people, and see what’s happening in the community. They benefit the local economy by promoting job creation and generating revenue for local farmers and businesses; they contribute […]

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Gut Health: Foods to Feed Your Gut

Gut Health - Foods to Feed your Gut; Title on Background of Beans and Lentils
Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 17, 2023 0 Comments General Health

Gut health is more than just digestive health. Your gut affects your body’s critical functions such as preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and colorectal cancer. Consider these food groups to try healthier habits that affect your gut health. The change could affect the prevalence of healthy bacteria in your gut in as little as […]

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Healthy on a Budget

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 1, 2023 0 Comments General Health

The True Cost of Good Nutrition Most of us love a good dollar menu, but the reality is that eating heavily processed, cheap foods costs us in the long run. Nutrition is important not just for maintaining your energy throughout the day, improving your sleep quality, and increasing your overall mood, but also for protecting […]

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Slimdown Wellness Challenge | Holiday Meals

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson November 23, 2020 0 Comments Nutrition

Food is everywhere during the holidays, making it tough to stick to your healthful eating and exercise habits. On average, most Americans gain around one pound during Thanksgiving and the New Year. Is that all?! Well, that may not seem like a lot, but add in a winter of eating a bit more and exercising […]

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Boost Your Immunity with Good Nutrition

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson October 5, 2020 0 Comments Nutrition

Welcome to Week 2 of our Rock the Walk 2020 Challenge! We’re all about boosting your immunity during this year’s challenge. For this second week of our wellness challenge, we’re focusing on NUTRITION. Covid-19 has brought on so many unknowns, and now with the flu season upon us, it’s time to pump our bodies full […]

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Stress and nutrition affect our physical and emotional health

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson August 28, 2020 0 Comments Nutrition

Stress can have a profound effect on proper nutrition, physical activity, and overall well-being (and vice versa)! The reality of this web is that when one is out of balance it is likely that the others will also be out of balance, which leads to decreased overall health (physical, mental, emotional), decreased immunity and increased […]

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On the menu: Apples!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 11, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

October means it’s time for the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch! In celebration of National Farm to School Month, communities all over Wisconsin are crunching into apples. It’s a chance to celebrate those nutrition-packed little fruits and the local farmers that grow them. Are apples healthy? Apples are inexpensive, easy to eat, and available all […]

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On the menu: Pumpkins!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 27, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s Fall and the perfect time to enjoy your local farmer’s market while you still can! This time of the year has great seasonal produce that you can enjoy now and save for later. For a lot of us, fall farmers’ markets include buying pumpkins and gourds to adorn our tables and porches. Keep using […]

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Getting Back on Track After a Cheat Meal

Tiffany Pernat Tiffany Pernat July 17, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Happy post-fair week friends!   I hope you were able to get out to the fair and enjoy the weather—wasn’t it gorgeous? For those of you who did make it out to the fair, I’m sure you’ve all seen the delicious fried foods that were at every corner. I myself enjoyed a nice cheese curd […]

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Healthy Summer BBQ Party Foods

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD June 6, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Summer is a time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the BBQ! In my family, summer is also about planning for our 4th of July party between the parade and fireworks.  What better excuse to invite over friends and family than a barbecue cook out?  It’s a time to get out all […]

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