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.

Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipe from Traverse City’s Dish Cafe

When it’s blistering cold outside, it’s easy to get that “chilled-to-the-bone” feeling. One of the best solutions to stop it? Soup! And The Dish Cafe in downtown Traverse City knows a thing or two about hearty, healthy winter soups that can warm anyone right up. (The cafe’s popular spicy black bean soup recipe is below!) […]

Healthy Winter Breakfast Ideas (Protein Pancakes!) to Fuel Outdoor Activities

Blue skies. Fresh powder. And energy to burn. Sounds like a perfect day to explore the Northern Michigan outdoors. But before you go hiking, skiing or sledding (or another favorite winter activity!), it’s important to fuel your body. Traverse City chef Michelle Rodriguez shares her favorite protein pancakes recipe and more winter breakfast ideas. “Carbohydrates […]

I Want to Be Healthier: Q&A with Traverse City Behavioral Health Specialist Mandy Remai

Are you ready to make a healthy lifestyle change but don’t know where to start? Advice can come from all directions, and it can easily become overwhelming. Here’s a simple solution: Start small. We consult with Traverse City Behavioral Health Specialist Mandy Remai, who works at Munson Healthcare’s Healthy Weight Center and also owns a […]

4 Ways to Be a Healthy Role Model for Your Kids

We’ve all heard the analogy that kids are sponges—while adorable, this can be terrifying for caregivers. You don’t need to worry about what habits they’re soaking up though once you’ve embraced this simple truth: model the behaviors you want your kids to mimic Tara Rybicki, a Traverse City-based Community Health Coordinator for Munson Healthcare, shares […]

“ 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

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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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