Tour de Fresh Ready Workout Training

At the end of July myself, along with our Vice President Jennifer Armen, will be riding in the Tour de Fresh to raise money for Salad Bars to Schools, an initiative that has helped students access healthy food options by providing over 5,000 schools with salad
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Feed Your Brain

How do you feed your brain? For years researchers have been looking into how different foods and nutrients can help your brain, though in many ways this is still a growing field of study. Focus on different nutrients may vary based on your stage in life,
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Healthy trails to you!

I spent much of this past fall on the road and in the air meeting with people to talk about apples, agriculture, and science. While I love the opportunity to see new places and meet with people, it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle
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The Recipe for a Cozy Winter

My home province of Manitoba is well known for being cold, so much so that it’s referred to as ‘Mani-snow-ba’, and our capital city, Winnipeg, come by the moniker ‘Winterpeg’ honestly (it’s sometimes colder than Mars!). This year the snow started falling earlier than usual, so
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Exploring Arctic® apples

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting 10 dietitians and bloggers in eastern Washington. We set out to #explorearcticapples and learn more about the work that goes into not only Arctic® apples, but every apple you see in the grocery store. We kicked off
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A dedication to education

One of the reasons Okanagan Specialty Fruits was such a great fit for me was their dedication to education. I never cease to be impressed by how we strive to offer transparent, easy to understand information about biotechnology, apple farming, and Arctic® apples themselves. My interest
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Fruits & veggies: get what you need

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, that’s why I was shocked to learn over half of trips to the grocery store do not include purchasing produce! How can we fill half our plates with fruits and veggies, when they don’t even
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Schools + Salad Bars = Winning

Children are not well known for their love of salad, but some schools are looking to turn that around by offering salad bars in their student cafeterias. Salad bars give students the power to create a healthy dish as part of their lunch. Perhaps being creative
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Picky, picky

Picky eaters are nothing new, but it’s especially common with young children. Research shows that almost half of young children are described as picky eaters by their parents at some point. Despite this behavior being normal, it can still be frustrating when serving children a healthy
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