Feed your kids nutritious meals for free this summer

watermelon popsicles

May 1, 2019

The child nutrition programs within the school districts throughout our region continue to provide meals during the summer. There are more than 75 locations where kids, and in some cases adults, can get meals this summer.

How Being Active and Limiting Inactivity Differ

Children playing

October 25, 2018

We all know how important it is to be physically active, but did you know that it is just as important – or maybe more so – to limit physical inactivity?

Wait, isn’t that the same thing? Not quite. 

New family cooking program coming to El Paso this summer

Chopping Vegetables on Cutting Board

June 4, 2018

Components of this article originally appeared here in the EL PASO INC. (click HERE for the article) By Leah Whigham Imagine your family coming together in the kitchen to enjoy preparing a meal together – one that is healthy, delicious and not too expensive… For many, this may seem like a distant dream. Maybe you

Pozole Verde Recipe

Pozole Verde Bowl w Radish Garnish

February 27, 2018

Pozole Verde Ingredients: 7 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth 2 cups water 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken  1 pound tomatillos, husked and halved 1 small onion, quartered 2 poblano chiles—cored, seeded and quartered 2 jalapeños, seeded and quartered 4 large garlic cloves, smashed 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon oregano leaves Salt and freshly ground

Healthier Me Challenge- Free Public Assessments 3/2 & 3/9

HealthierMeChallenge w Tape Measure

February 15, 2018

This is the time of year, nearly half of us make New Year’s resolutions. Many of these resolutions are health related. But only a small percentage of those who set health-related goals are successful at achieving them. This year, the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) at UTEP is offering some help. If

Power Rolls Recipe

Egg Roll on Black Plate and green placemat

December 21, 2017

Power Rolls Ingredients: 1- pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced 3- cups fresh spinach, chopped (can use frozen, just reduce by 1/2) 1- 16 oz. box sliced mushrooms, diced 1- can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped 2- cups fresh bean sprouts, chopped (optional) 1/2- cup cashews, chopped (optional) 1/2- onion, diced 1- tablespoon garlic,

Healthier for the Holidays Series: Giving the Gift of Health

Holiday Giving the Gift of Health

December 18, 2017

This article was first published in the El Paso Inc. on December 18, 2017 This is the time of year we find ourselves wanting to show those around us how much we appreciate them, but are you stuck for ideas for those last few people on your holiday gift list? Is the pile of holiday

Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal pumpkin in hands

October 25, 2017

Raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.

Healthier for the Holidays series: Trick-or-treat your way to a healthier Halloween


October 25, 2017

This article will be published in the El Paso Inc. Sunday paper on Oct. 29, 2017 Do you have a love-hate relationship with this time of year? Lots of fun holidays, starting with Halloween, then on to Thanksgiving, all the holiday parties in December, and culminating with New Year celebrations…and all that tempting but not-so-healthy

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