WelcomeShape Your Future is a healthy lifestyle and nutrition program.This site is designed to help you get started and to provide encouragement in your path toward better health!

star with megaphoneMost cold and flu viruses are spread by either direct contact or by air. Someone who has a cold or the flu sneezes onto their hand, and then touches something that you or your child later touch or they sneeze and you breathe the particles in. The germs can live for hours — in some cases weeks on an object!

The flu usually causes body aches and pains, but also comes with a fever and extreme fatigue where a cold usually comes with mild fatigue, stuffy nose, cough and congestion. Use this handout to get more information on figuring out if you have a cold or the flu, how to prevent it and some treatment tips!

Trying to Reduce your Sodium?? Is Your Food Lacking Flavor??

What if you’re struggling to flavor your foods without salt? HERBS! They are low calorie a flavor packed! Here are some ideas: Beef – bay leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme Lamb – curry powder, garlic, rosemary, mint Pork – garlic, onion, sage, pepper, oregano Veal – bay leaf, curry powder, ginger, marjoram, oregano Chicken – ginger, marjoram, oregano, paprika, poultry seasoning, rosemary,
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Babies That Won’t Eat

It is completely normal for kids to go through phases that they are super picky. This is their first adventure into flexing their muscles of independence. How exhilarating to say NO! You can encourage, bribe and beg your child to do a lot of things but you can’t make them open their mouth and swallow. Can you image the power they must feel? So what
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National Guacamole Day!!

September 16th was National Guacamole Day! One common ingredient in all guacamole recipes is an avocado, of course! According to the CDC, avocados were first cultivated in South America. It was believed that a Mayan princess ate the very first avocado and that it held mystical and magical powers. European sailors traveling to the New World used avocados as their form of butter. California
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