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.

Spotlight on Kiwis

Kiwis are small fruits but they pack a lot of flavor and health benefits. They provide fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin E in a cute furry package! Kiwis have a sweet and tart taste and are popular additions to…... read more

Memorial Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Kick off Summer with a Grilled Pizza Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the unofficial start to the summer! Whether you're gathering with friends and family or enjoying a quiet, relaxing long weekend at home we suggest trying this fun twist…...

Reduce Sugar Consumption for Your Health

Have you heard the suggestions to reduce sugar in your diet? Why? And what does that even mean? Here’s the scoop. Why Reduce Sugar? Added sugars add calories. Excessive calories can lead to weight gain. For some people with diabetes,…...

Is the Vaping Epidemic Over?

A vaping epidemic began with the explosion of youth using electronic devices or vape between 2015-2020. When reports showed millions of youth were using e-cigarettes, the US and the entire world sat up and took notice of this new tobacco…...

Spotlight on Asparagus

Asparagus is a popular vegetable that comes in a variety of colors including green, white and purple. It's a used in dishes like frittatas, salads and pasta. Nutritional Benefits of Asparagus Asparagus is low in calories and is an excellent…...

Spring Yogurt Parfaits

Greek yogurt brings calcium & protein, while the fruit brings an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a pop of color to these tasty & nutritious spring treats. Assemble ahead of time yourself or let each diner create their masterpiece.…... read more

May is American Stroke Month

American Stroke Month May is American Stroke Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? The good news is, that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. What Is A Stroke?…...

Family-Friendly Workplace Environments

As a business leader, you know that recognizing your employees as your greatest competitive advantage is the first step to setting them—and yourself—up for success. One of the best ways to ensure that employees stay healthy, happy and productive is…...

Smokers and COVID-19

I’m a Smoker. Do I have Increased Risk of Severe Illness from the Virus that Causes COVID? Recent revisions on October 6, 2020 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reflect recent data supporting increased risk of severe illness…...

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect recipe for fall. You’ll find pumpkin and cranberries to be a dynamic duo because of their nutritious (and delicious) offerings in this recipe from our friends at JoCo E. A. T. S. Thanks to…...

Diabetes Prevention Program

What a year you’ve been so far 2020! Balancing it all, whatever plates you’re holding up to keep spinning in the air, we know it’s challenging to say the least! Recent events have brought to the forefront risk factors such…... read more

Veggie-ful Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage us to add plenty of color to our diet and make half of our plate fruits & vegetables. Veggie-ful Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms are a delicious way to do just that! To get the conversation…...

Skillet Orange Maple Pork Chops

Serve these saucy pork chops up with your family’s favorite side dishes or consider sliced oranges & making our roasted broccoli in the oven while you’re at work on the stove top.  To get the conversation started around the table…...

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…...

Spotlight on Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been enjoying its time in the spotlight and rightly so. It is very versatile, low in calories and brings nutritional benefits to the table, literally. Steam it, roast it, rice it, dip it or blend it in a…...