Healthy Curried Chicken Salad

This unique recipe combines vegetables with fruit, along with a curry-yogurt dressing for a tasty and different type of chicken salad. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, skin removed, cubed 1/4 cup carrots, peeled and grated 1/4 cup celery, peeled and chopped 1...

Get Out! Outdoor Play for Children and Adults

Changes in activity levels, whether we call it play, physical activity, or exercise are needed to address rising obesity trends and to promote personal and social development. The past 25 years have seen a drastic increase in obesity levels, mirrored by a subsequent...

Chickadillo (Chicken Picadillo)

Enjoy the Latino flavors of this reduced-sodium chicken picadillo dish. Serve with brown rice and black beans for a satisfying, delicious meal. Ingredients:  1 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into thin strips 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion,...
Green and Lean

Green and Lean

I really like the healthy dietary tips provided in this article by Barbara J. Moore, PhD for Shape Up America! Food is one place where we can really trim the fat — by preparing meals at home and eating greener and smarter. Here are some things you can do to go green...
Motivating Teens to Get Moving

Motivating Teens to Get Moving

This article was originally written by Josh Trout, PhD in the Shape Up America! monthly newsletter: Motivating Teens Being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day is especially crucial for children struggling with weight issues. One of the goals of...
Willpower and “Wait” Control

Willpower and “Wait” Control

It is no secret that dieters feel frustrated by their efforts to resist overeating, and it is well known that even successful diet attempts are usually followed by overeating and weight regain. Recent research attributes the obesity epidemic in the US to overeating...