packing healthy lunches for kids

Back to School: Tips for Packing Healthy Lunches

It’s that time again! The yellow buses are arriving and children are heading back to school with their freshly sharpened pencils and shiny new folders. For some parents, this means resuming another daily routine – packing lunches. Making sure your children eat healthy can take some planning, especially if they are selective eaters or if the school has restrictions on what they can bring. continue reading →

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Medicare Advantage 101

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

A Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called a Part C plan, is a health plan offered by a private insurer like CDPHP® to provide Medicare Part A coverage (inpatient hospital visits, skilled nursing facility stays, home health care visits, hospice care) and Part B coverage (doctor visits, outpatient services, preventive care, some home health visits). continue reading →

A Locavore’s Delight: Your Capital Region Farm to Table Guide

locavore's delight

Lo·ca·vore.   Noun\ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr\ One who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.
– The Merriam-Webster dictionary

We talk a lot about healthy, nutritious food, but where does it come from? We’re fortunate that the Capital Region is rich with locally harvested and raised food. Take a tour with us through farms, farmers’ markets, and community shares right in our own backyard. continue reading →

Lunch for child with diabetes

Diabetes and Your School-Aged Child

If you’re a parent of a child with diabetes, you want to be assured that your child’s school is able to assist him or her with checking blood sugar levels, administering insulin, or managing an emergency. While older children might be able to handle these things themselves, younger children may need an adult (teacher, camp counselor, friends’ parent, grandparent, etc.) to help. continue reading →