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.

6 Healthy Holiday Tips

6 Healthy Holiday Tips    Avoid overeating. Food is often the major theme at holiday parties so here are a few things to keep in mind for your parties. Go easy on appetizers, meats, desserts, cream sauces and fill your plate…... read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City   The Kansas City metro area is a leader in the efforts to reduce teen vaping and tobacco use through Tobacco 21 policies. Since, 2015 more than 28 jurisdictions in the Kansas City area…...

Salmon Patties: A Great Heart Healthy Recipe

We all know we should be eating more seafood for the heart healthy omega-3 benefits; but cooking seafood can be intimidating. This simple recipe for salmon is the solution! Starting with pre-cooked salmon and adding ingredients we typically have in…...

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes

Tis the season…for pumpkin! Serve up a delicious and healthy breakfast with this recipe for Pumpkin Maple Pancakes. Using healthy whole wheat flour and flax meal you create a great start to the day. Serve with fresh fruit as a…...

Walk to School on Wednesday!

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

Chicken Stir Fry With Rice

Here’s a simple way to enjoy a delicious Chicken Stir Fry with Rice in no time! The recipe uses pre-cooked, pre-chopped ingredients that come together in a one skillet meal. Using brown rice increases the B vitamins and fiber, the…...

Pharmer’s Market in Olathe

Visit the Pharmer's Market at Payless Discount Foods in Olathe and earn up to $10 in produce bucks to redeem for fresh produce in the store. Get your blood pressure checked, visit with a pharmacist about your medication, take a…...

FREE Pharmer’s Market in Shawnee

Visit the Pharmer's Market at Price Chopper in Shawnee and earn up to $10 in produce bucks to redeem for fresh produce in the store. Get your blood pressure checked, visit with a pharmacist about your medication, take a risk…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

Pharmer's Markets   Customers most often interact with their pharmacist in the few minutes it takes to pick up their prescription. Rarely do they engage pharmacists in conversations about chronic health conditions or ask questions about how they can better…...

Tune Up: Bike to Work Day is coming!

  Bike to Work Day   National Bike to Work day is this Friday, May 18th. Are you ready to get your pedal power on? The day is designed to encourage people to try commuting in a new way. Since…... read more

Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce

Chicken in Chipotle and Mango Sauce is a healthy and flavorful dish you can cook up in minutes. Mangoes are low in fat and a great source of vitamin A and C. And did you know, mangoes are the most…...

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa is a fun twist on traditional salsa. With only five ingredients you can make this in a hurry. This salsa is a delicious source of Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber with few calories! The combination of strawberries,…...

Talk of The Town Joins LiveWell Restaurant Program

Talk of the Town Grill and Bar Leawood location is the newest LiveWell Restaurant Program Partner Talk of the Town Grill and Bar is a new partner in our LiveWell Restaurant Program. Talk of the Town’s mission is “offering a…...

FREE Diabetes Prevention Program Class Begins

Free Diabetes Prevention Program begins at Partners in Primary Care in Olathe. Classes meet weekly. Learn new healthy eating habits, discover new ways to increase your physical activity each day, set personal goals to help reduce your risk of type…...