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Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

So why are second languages so important? Because we want not only want the best education for our children, we also live in a diverse world of many, many unique languages. But, what can parents do when only 25% of  U.S. elementary schools, public or private, offer any type of foreign language programs? Invest in some… Read More Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

Best Of, Essentia Health, Health

Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

by Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic Fish! Fish! Fish!  Is everyone enjoying the lakes after a long winter? If you are a true Minnesotan, you were putting a line in the water as soon as Fishing Opener was announced! In addition to fishing being an enjoyable pastime, fish are tasty and a lean protein option.… Read More Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

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Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

By Bonnie Brost, a licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. If you’re looking for a new vegetable, give cabbage’s crazy cousin a try. They may be odd looking, but they are packed full of flavor and nutrition. Here’s a little background on this veg plus some kohlrabi recipes to try. What is Kohlrabi exactly? Consider… Read More Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

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Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Nutrition can be confusing and that’s especially true when it comes to fats in our diet. When the nutrition facts label for foods was born in the 1980s, it was believed that explaining that some fats are good and other fats are bad would be… Read More Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

Best Of, Diverse Kidlit Linky

Happy July! Let’s Share some #DiverseKidLit

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Happy July! Let’s Share some #DiverseKidLit

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Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

Guest Post by Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Summer is a time for lighter foods, including fresh fruits and veggies, whether they be from your garden, the local farmers market or the local grocery store. Berries are one of my favorite summer foods, actually, I enjoy them all year long, but… Read More Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

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Just because someone doesn’t have scars doesn’t mean they’re not injured #PTSD

I’ve known my buddy Scott for years. “Forever” as I like to say when I am singing his praises to friends and family. Scott is a great guy. Tough yet kind, smart, ambitious, hardworking and an amazing daddy and husband. As his friend, I (to this day) admire the crap outta him, but I also… Read More Just because someone doesn’t have scars doesn’t mean they’re not injured #PTSD