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 Parsnips

Parsnips are an often-overlooked root vegetable but they pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Parsnips, a starchy, ivory-colored root vegetable with a crispy texture and aroma similar to carrots, are rich in essential nutrients that contribute to…... read more

Health Benefits of Winter Citrus Fruits

As the winter chill sets in, it's the perfect time to welcome a burst of sunshine into our diets with winter citrus fruits. These vibrant and juicy delights not only add a pop of color to our plates but also…...

A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Healthy Eating in the New Year

The start of a new year often prompts people to focus on self-improvement, and one impactful resolution is prioritizing healthy eating.  Choosing nutrient-dense, whole foods benefits not only physical health but also contributes significantly to overall well-being and sustained energy…...

A Healthier You in the New Year: Making Wellness a Priority

As we inch closer to a new year, it's the perfect time to hit the reset button and prioritize our most valuable asset – our health. In a world where the pace of life seems to be constantly accelerating, making…...

Navigating Holiday Parties: A Healthy Survival Guide

The festive season is upon us, and with it comes a whirlwind of holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations. While it's a time of joy and merriment, it can also pose challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fear not, as…...

Spotlight on Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet, sweet potatoes might be the answer. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these vibrant root vegetables offer many health benefits. Nutritional Benefits High in Fiber: Sweet potatoes, with…...

Spotlight on Turnips

Turnips, often overlooked in the world of nutrition, offer a range of health benefits that deserve recognition. These root vegetables are a rich source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and supports collagen production for…...

Enjoy the Flavors of Fall: 6 Fruits and Vegetables in Season Now

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, fall brings with it a bountiful harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables. While you may associate fall with cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything, it's also a great time to focus…...

Healthy Snacking Tips

Let’s talk about something that most of us have experienced as a parent or in our eating routine – SNACK TIME! Today, we are sharing some tips for how to make this one of the easiest decisions of your day.…... read more

Spotlight on Arugula

Also known as rocket, arugula is a tender leafy green and is technically a cruciferous vegetable. This means it is a cousin to vegetables like cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables are linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular problems.…...

Emerging Vape Products

It’s 2023 and unfortunately, the use of vape by teens is still happening. In fact, according to the Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System Survey from 2019, 48.6% of Kansas youth grades 9-12 have said they have tried vaping and 22%…...

Turkey Taco Skillet

The dream dinner; ready in 20 minutes, one skillet to wash up and everyone in the family likes it. This may seem impossible, but it is possible and can be healthy, too! While boxed dinners can be delicious and convenient,…...

Make One Small Change for Your Heart

What one change could help make a huge difference when it comes to your heart? Cook more. When you cook at home you are in control of what ingredients you use, and it helps you minimize the amount of overly…...