I have been an avid gardener from the time I was a little girl and my dad taught me how to plant vegetable seeds. Our huge yard always had a massive garden where I’d spend hours catching butterflies and eating fresh veggies right off the plant as soon as they were ready. We usually had so many extra tomatoes and zucchini that I’d set up a table in the front yard and sell them for a quarter ... [Read More]
FACT: Over 96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year. That’s roughly 40% of all the available food in the United States.
And, if this statistic isn’t staggering enough, there are nearly 49 million Americans considered “food insecure”, with 16.2 million of them children. These facts and figures, along with the sight of too much leftover food at the table one afternoon, are what drew Ashley Stanley ... [Read More]
By Elise Museles - If you consider yourself A Control Freak, Type A, Classic Overachiever, or Total Perfectionist, then this post is for you.
I’ll admit it. I picked this very topic of perfectionism to write about because it hits close to home. Let me explain. For years, I searched for the “perfect” diet, relying on books to dictate what and how to eat. I am also a classic overachiever in that I dot ... [Read More]
She has trained with the FDNY, tossed axes with Timbersports legends, bounded through parkour routines, conquered the mixed martial arts cage, and tackled lots of other physical/mental challenges that would make most women AND men cringe. You might think we're describing the newest female member of The Avengers. But, no... we're talking about a very real, very inspiring Woman You Should Know - fitness model ... [Read More]
How many times have you gone online to look up medical advice and health tips? We have done it more times than we are willing to admit, but always seem to come away with more questions than when we started. This same situation is exactly what inspired Women You Should Know® Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean, to launch ChickRX, a health and wellness online community, created exclusively for young women. ... [Read More]
Pure Bar. It's the healthful snack staple stocked in the WYSK office, compliments of our active co-founder, Jen. She got turned on to the grab-and-go nutrition bars after seeing a woman with one in her cart at Trader Joe's and striking up a conversation to inquire what the "gluten-free, organic, vegan" bar was all about. While it's true that Pure Bar had Jen at the word "brownie" in the flavor description, ... [Read More]
By Jill Hornig
It takes a special person who can take a personal challenge and turn it into one of the foremost online support communities for families facing similar challenges. Lynda Mitchell, the founder and president of Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) is such a person and a Woman You Should Know. Lynda's life changed in 1990 when her son was born with a life threatening birth defect. After ... [Read More]
FACT 1: Today, about 1 in 3 American kids & teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. [Source: American Heart Association]
FACT 2: Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, characterized the threat of childhood obesity as follows, "Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy ... [Read More]