LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high…... read more

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge!   Gather your favorite ingredients that you would typically select from a salad bar, place them into baggies and small containers. Once the items are gathered, place them into a 9x13 pan or other…...

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa   A simple one skillet meal that uses delicious quinoa. The super grain quinoa is rich in protein and fiber and provides all the essential amino acids your body needs but cannot make on its own!…...

Happy Hydrating! – Health Benefits of Water

  Health Benefits of Water   As hot summer turns into cooler fall and families settle back into a school routine, some of the habits we grew accustomed to may change. It's easy to remember to drink water during the…...

A Twist On Stir Fry – Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry

A Twist on Stir Fry - Mediterranean Chicken Stir Fry   A different twist on stir-fry that offers delicious and healthy Mediterranean flavors. This dish makes a quick to fix dinner, and is sure to please even picky eaters!  …...

Walking to School Good For the Body and Brain!

Walking to School Good for the Body and Brain! The start of school is quickly approaching, and you’re starting to think about the schedule, aren’t you? Consider building active transportation time into your family’s school schedule. Active transportation to school…... read more

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese – Simple and Delicious!

One Skillet Macaroni and Cheese - Simple and Delicious! As we say good-bye to summer and hello to back-to-school schedules, the family meal time routine may be changing, too. To help ease into this schedule try this family-friendly, delicious and kid…...

Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites

  Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites Getting out the door in the morning with a good breakfast on board can be tough! Try this recipe for Fuel-Up Breakfast Bites. This make-ahead recipe will become a family favorite, go-to recipe for its simplicity…...

Raspberry Summer Sensation Dessert

I Scream, You Scream…We All Scream For Ice Cream! Enjoy this recipe for Raspberry Summer Sensation! It will satisfy your craving for ice cream only in a much healthier way. Perfect for a summer treat, Raspberry Summer Sensation, is a dessert that takes little…...

Olathe Community Center’s Kids Fit Program

Olathe Community Center’s Kids Fit Program Encourages A Healthy Lifestyle With July being National Parks and Recreation Month, I want you discover the power of play through the services your local Parks and Recreation Department offers. For children and adults,…... read more

Beyond the Balance Sheet: Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Business

Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Business You know physical activity is good for you personally, but did you realize it can benefit your business, too? Our partners at BikeWalkKC released the Bike/Walk Friendly Business Guide to highlight ways business owners can encourage…...

Asian Pear and Kale Salad

Simply put, kale is a misunderstood and underestimated green. Kale leaves are known to be tougher than the usual green as they grow with a natural waxy coating. To fix this tough issue, massaging or rubbing the leaves with oil…...

Easy Hummus Recipe

What’s Versatile, Healthy and Delicious… Hummus! Hummus can be used as a dip, an ingredient, or as an accompaniment to other foods. On average, swapping 1-2 tablespoons of hummus in daily menus led to a decrease in added sugars, sodium…...

Walking Is Free

  Walking Is Free   According to the residents of Johnson County, one of their biggest barriers to physical activity is the cost. While joining a fitness facility can be costly, Johnson County provides its citizens with 365 parks and…...