Eat for life.

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. Create a tasty, varied, and nutritious diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.

A Success Story: Benefits of the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

  It only took one cooking demonstration and 10-year-old Nathan Russell was hooked. “He didn’t want to go at first,” says his mother, Martha. “But when he saw them roast peppers, and after I explained to him that we could do it at home—that’s what we did!” Now Nathan cooks dinner at home a couple […]

Grow Benzie – Q&A with Chef Loghan Call

If you’ve tried the scrumptious street tacos from Grow Benzie’s food truck this season, you’ve probably met Chef Loghan Call. His passion for healthy foods shines through his homemade tortillas and use of local produce. Chef Loghan has been busy serving up Michigan brunch tacos and other made-from-scratch street foods across Northern Michigan. He takes a […]

Ethiopian Lentil Stew

  Print Ethiopian Lentil Stew Course: Main Course Servings: 4 Calories: 447 kcal Ingredients 1 cup Lentils soaked in cold water for 2 hours and drained ½ cup Olive Oil 1 medium Onion minced 2 medium Carrots diced (or sweet potato, diced) 2 cups Greens such as Kale, Swiss Chard, etc. 2 Garlic Cloves minced […]

Back-to-School Lunch Inspiration

Broccoli Cheese Soup Classic tin containers. Insulated canvas totes. Brown paper bags. While your kid may be concentrating on the style of their lunch box, as a parent you’re more concerned on what’s inside, as you’re doing the school lunch packing. Sometimes it can be tricky planning a healthy school lunch, especially knowing the luxury […]

“ Find an activity that is thrilling or relaxing and you won’t think of it as “exercising”.”

- Dan Farley

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Resources for Seniors

Find resources to help seniors eat well and get active in northern Michigan

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Local Guide to Farmers Markets

Taste the local difference's guide to farmers markets in northern Michigan. Find a market near you!

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Meals on Wheels

Senior Nutrition offers Meals On Wheels and senior luncheon locations. We operate in the Counties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford.

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Bay Area Christian Neighbors (BACN)

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to improve the quality of life for people with limited resources in our community by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with area resources.

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Wellness Workshop

Providing health and wellness resources to help you be the best you can be! Located in Charlevoix, Michigan through Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital.

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