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.

Fiesta Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos are a quick and flavorful dish that's ready in less than 20 minutes. You can also customize them with your favorite toppings. This recipe is meat-free but if you desire add some bacon, sausage or chorizo to the…... read more

COVID-19: Smoking and Vaping

Do you have a friend or loved one who smokes tobacco or marijuana or who vapes? Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, those who smoke or vape may be especially vulnerable to the complications of COVID-19. People suffering from serious illness…...

Get Creative with Marinara Sauce!

The humble jar of marinara sauce sitting in your pantry has all sorts of possibilities! As we are all abiding by the stay at home orders and making every meal at home, we could all use some creative ideas for…...

Honey-Lime Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes are nutritious, delicious - and easy to grow! Join K-State Research and Extension Fruit & Vegetable Agent, Zac Hoppenstedt, and Health & Food Safety Agent, Crystal Futrell, on Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8:00 pm for From Garden to…...

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to make informed food choices and develop positive eating and physical activity habits. Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a significant…...

Heart-Healthy Waldorf Salad with Tuna

Try this quick and easy recipe for Waldorf Salad with Tuna. Using delicious, easy to fix tuna is the perfect trick to increase omega-3 rich seafood in your everyday diet. Tuna is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3…... read more

Cholesterol 101

What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in the blood. The liver makes necessary cholesterol that is needed to build healthy cells. When we eat animal products, such as meat, poultry and dairy products, our bodies…...

Salmon Salad Lunch Hack

In a lunch rut? Use this quick recipe for Salmon Salad as inspiration to make your lunch a heart healthy lunch, even when you are short on time. Chopped salad kits are wildly popular as of late and tend to…...

The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Type 2 Diabetes

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are different conditions, but they often occur together. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, “2 of 3 people with diabetes report having high blood pressure or…...

Smoke-Free Rentals In Johnson County

Are you a non-smoker looking for smoke-free rentals in Johnson County? If living in a smoke-free environment is important to you and your family or roommates, make sure you find a property that includes a tobacco free policy. At Johnson…...

12 Year Life Expectancy Difference

There is a 12-year life expectancy difference between Johnson County neighborhoods located just five miles apart. That’s more than a decade that some residents do not get to enjoy retirement, grandchildren, or hobbies. This information and more is the part of…... read more

Quit Tobacco For Good

You’ve thought about it. You want to. You've even tried and been successful before. But this year you are going to quit tobacco for good. Maybe you have tried several approaches. Cold turkey. Organized group sessions. Gums, lozenges patches. All…...

2019 Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 21 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  This annual observance encourages tobacco and e-cigarette users to quit for a day – in hopes of quitting for life. Tools to Help You Quit Leaving nicotine addiction behind is hard…...

4 Johnson County Trails to Enjoy This Fall

The Trails Are Calling 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 to not only…...

Walk to School Day 2019

Walk to School on Wednesday, October 2! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, October 2 and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. More than 20 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with…...