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 Radishes

Radishes are in season most of the year, but we tend to think of them more in the spring. They are low in calories, only 20 calories per cup, and they are high in Vitamin C! Vitamin C is known…... read more

Tour the Parade of Hearts for Your Heart

By now it’s no secret there’s a new art installation around town. There are 154 (5’x 5’) fiber-glass hearts, each designed and decorated by local artists, displayed throughout the Kansas City metro area. Kansas City’s Parade of Hearts will be…...

Staying Active Over Spring Break

Many kids are out of school this week for spring break. Need some active spring break activities to keep your kids busy and not in front of a screen? No fear, there are several different free and low cost activities…...

4 Steps to Build a Healthy Salad

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful, nutrient-dense, and healthy salad. We all know we need to eat more healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables and a salad is a perfect way to accomplish this. Keeping basic ingredients on…...

5 Easy Tips to Reduce Sugar Intake

Have you heard the suggestions to reduce sugar in your diet? Why? And what does that even mean? Here’s the scoop and 5 easy tips to start today. Why Reduce Sugar? Added sugars add calories. Excessive calories can lead to…...

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses attention on developing healthful eating and physical activity habits people can follow all year long. Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a…... read more

Spotlight on Heart Healthy Lentils

Ode to Lentils Oh lentils, how we love thee! You economical, quick-cooking, legume you! Full of fiber and protein. Great for heart and digestive health. You are so very versatile. A dreamy match for soups, stews, pasta sauces, salads and…...

Heart Disease: What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect…...

Walk With Ease in 2022

Do you suffer from Arthritis or joint pain? If so, you are not alone. In Kansas, 1 in 4 adults have arthritis and report having severe joint pain that may limit activities. Learning to manage and reduce symptoms is critical…...

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in 2022!

As the New Year dawns, you may be thinking it is time to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One…...

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup is the perfect recipe for November, which is National Diabetes Month and a month that welcomes colder weather. This soup will help keep you warm and provides a great balance of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Not only…... read more

National Diabetes Month 2021

November is National Diabetes Month! November has been designated as National Diabetes Month since 1975. The purpose of National Diabetes Month is to bring attention and awareness to all forms of diabetes. The focus this year is on managing prediabetes…...

Walk to School Day 2021

Walk to School Day 2021 is Wednesday, October 6! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, October 6 and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day 2021. Johnson County schools—from Mission to Olathe—are registered with the…...

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…...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in 5 children in the United States has obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once only seen in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure,…...