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‘Tis the season for potlucks and holiday parties. Celebrate the healthy way this year and be the potluck hero when you provide this nutritious alternative to the traditional fare. It’s easy to make, and the portions are scalable to feed many people or only a few. Your fellow partygoers will thank you for bringing this tasty treat! 

Did you know that children of families who eat dinner together 3 or more times a week are 24% more likely to be eating healthy foods, and 12% less likely to be overweight?

It’s a new school year, and the kids only keep on getting bigger. They come home famished, and we want to make sure that our children aren’t starving. Healthy snack options are a great idea to tide the little rascals over and make sure the fridge is not empty before dinner time. With the right snack choices, you set them up for healthier eating habits that can stick with them for the rest of their life.

There are many great classes and at the YMCA that will get your heart rate racing and your muscles moving. It is important to make sure that you are recovering from those workouts properly. You can do that through a post-workout meal. These meals help restore the energy and broken-down muscles you used during your workout so you can quickly adapt to the exercises you are doing!

By Shane, Nutritionist at East Communities YMCA

Many people come to the YMCA thinking that the best way to be healthy is to just start exercising and watch those pounds melt off. While exercising is helpful and part of a healthy lifestyle, managing your caloric intake is even more important if your goal is to shed off a couple of those unwanted pounds.

Step away from the pop tart and inject your mornings with a lot of nutrition and a little fun.

In an effort to combat child hunger, the YMCA of Austin will offer its free Summer Food Service Program, partially funded by a $43,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Combining food and fun, the program provides nutritious meals and snacks and fun learning enrichment activities to keep youth healthy, active, and well-nourished all summer long.