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Kristy Hegner

Processed Foods That Are Beneficial to a Healthy Diet

by Kristy Hegner

By definition, “processed food” is any food that has been altered in some way from its original state. This includes cooked, canned, frozen, washed, milled, headed, packaged or changed by fortifying, preserving or preparing it in a different way. There… Continue Reading →

Screenings, Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

by Kristy Hegner

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness and education to this preventable and serious cancer that affects thousands of women yearly including more than 600,000 women worldwide in 2020. Cervical cancer is mainly caused by certain… Continue Reading →

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apples and Maple-Mustard Dressing

by Kristy Hegner

This Month, Enjoy a Sweet and Tangy Holiday Side Dish Featuring Brussels Sprouts! Check out a delicious twist to your traditional roasted Brussels sprouts with this month’s featured recipe! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes Serves: 6… Continue Reading →

Be Alert and Look for Stroke Symptoms Before It’s Too Late

by Kristy Hegner

Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day, a time to bring awareness to this serious condition and raise discussion about the signs and symptoms of a stroke. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage or bleed in your blood vessels… Continue Reading →

Top Four Safety Tips For Handling and Cooking Everyday Foods

by Kristy Hegner

Food safety is uber important since it’s something we are surrounded by daily. This month is National Food Safety Month, a time to bring awareness to the importance of keeping foods at proper temperatures, knowing how long food can be… Continue Reading →

Stay Safe and Avoid Injuries This Summer

by Kristy Hegner

National Safety Month is recognized every June as a time to bring awareness and education about the various ways to stay safe at home, the workplace and in your community. This June we’re going to discuss ways to stay safe… Continue Reading →

20-Minute Mexican Chicken Burrito Recipe

by Kristy Hegner

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 burritos Ingredients 4 large whole-wheat tortillas 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite-size pieces 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 medium… Continue Reading →

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer and How to Lower Your Risk

by Kristy Hegner

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate us and champion the importance of screening, prevention and treatment. Colorectal (colon) cancer is the fourth-most diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United… Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Trail Mix

by Kristy Hegner

Enjoy a Delicious Heart Healthy Trail Mix Check out this month’s featured recipe – a trail mix that has just the right amount of sweetness and is low-sodium, making it a perfect heart-healthy snack!  Serves: 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted,… Continue Reading →

Lower Your Sodium Intake With These Helpful Tips

by Kristy Hegner

Improving your heart health includes monitoring your sodium intake, which is the salt found in many foods, including some not-so-obvious sources. Every choice counts. Your daily sodium tally can quickly add up. The American Heart Association recommends we consume no… Continue Reading →

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