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.

Reasons to Love Norconk Farms Asparagus + Healthy Recipes

Bring on the springtime vegetables! Of course, in Northern Michigan, this includes nutrient-packed asparagus. As the harvest season for asparagus quickly approaches, we chat with Harry Norconck of Norconk Farms in Honor—one of the largest providers of asparagus in the area—about the vegetable we’ve all come to know and love. What are the health benefits of asparagus? […]

10 Easy Ways to Sneak Veggies into Every Meal

Low-cost health screenings and wellness activities—think yoga, diabetes education, childbirth classes, strength training and support groups—are provided in the heart of downtown Charlevoix thanks to the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop. The workshop encourages people of all ages to participate in health and wellness activities, such as cooking classes! Amanda Evans, MS, RD, CDE […]

Obesity: Complex But Conquerable

            

Free Program: FitKids360 Helps Kids and Parents Create Healthy Habits

FitKids360, a free seven-week program, helps educate families about nutrition, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Developed in Grand Rapids in 2010, the program is now expanding across the state of Michigan. Thanks to a partnership between Health Net of West Michigan and the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, the YMCA has hosted the FitKids360 program in Traverse City. […]

“ 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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