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.

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!

Get Active at a Pumpkin Patch!   ‘Tis the season…no, not that season. Yet. But fall is in full-swing and families are heading out to a number of pumpkin patches in the area to grab a gourd and a few…... read more

3 Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall

Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall It’s fall in Kansas City and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore over 455 miles of trails in Johnson County to hike, walk and bike. Fall is a great time…...

Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

Garlic rosemary pork tenderloin with roasted vegetables is a healthy, one pan meal that everyone can enjoy. The pork tenderloin and veggies are placed on the same sheet pan for a quicker meal and less clean up! Everyone is happy…...

Walk to School on Wednesday!

Walk to School on Wednesday!   Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. At least 17 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

Connect With Family During Eat Better, Eat Together Month

October is Eat Together, Eat Better month. Research shows that families who eat together tend to eat more nutritious foods in greater variety. Children eat more vegetables and drink more milk. These benefits are great, since we’re all about health…...

Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa

Enjoy this recipe for Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa. It is a healthy and yummy meal sure to please most everyone in your family!   Green Chile Shredded Beef Bowl with Avocado Salsa   Ingredients for slow cooker…... read more

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke If you live in an apartment or condominium, cigarette smoke can easily seep into your home. It can sift in through the ventilation system or open windows. Or the space between the water pipes. Or even…...

Mexican Style Shredded Beef

Mexican Style Shredded Beef   As fall approaches, our thoughts turn toward hearty slow cooked meals! What could be better than a make-ahead meal from the slow cooker that can actually be used in many different recipes? Mexican Style Shredded…...

Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner

Dinner Done! Super Easy Italian Chicken Dinner Only four ingredients into a slow cooker and you have a delicious chicken dinner. This recipe for Super Easy Italian Chicken can be used in a variety of ways; over pasta, in a salad…...

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…...

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…... read more

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…...