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.

Chocolate Fruit Fondue

Chocolate Fruit Fondue is a tasty way to get in a serving of fruit for dessert! If you have a fondue pot, dust it off and use it for this recipe. Otherwise, using the stove will work just fine. Ingredients…... read more

5 Tips for Buying Fruits and Vegetables During COVID-19

Buying fruits and vegetables has been difficult when you are trying to shop just once in awhile and stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What should you buy that will last the longest? Are…...

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic side to have with Easter meals, but they are not always the healthiest item on the table. This year, try a new recipe for deviled eggs that is both delicious and healthy! Ingredients 6 hard…...

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…...

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…... read more

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…...

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…... read more

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…...

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…...