School nutrition programs nationwide are serving more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy. Nearly 70 percent of districts are reducing or limiting sodium and two-thirds reported reductions or limitations on added sugars in the foods available in school cafeterias.

When your best friend or sister announces she's engaged and wants you to be her maid of honor, of course you jump up and down with excitement – for her. But inside, you're starting to cringe. Dresses, presents and planning at least one bridal shower – you can feel the pressure building up. If the thought of the bridal shower creates more stress than satisfaction, there’s help.

With a dizzying array of choices in the supermarket, finding the best foods for your family can be a challenge, particularly in the dairy aisle. Every shopping trip is an opportunity to re-evaluate your family's grocery store habits and make changes for a happy wallet and a healthy body.

Summer is here, and that means barbecues, get-togethers and outdoor parties with friends and family. With so many tempting treats, it can be hard to snack smartly, but some easy substitutions here and there can keep the whole family on track all summer long.

Year after year we grill up the same barbecue fare: hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken breasts. These party pleasers are always delicious, but this year, why not add some extra spice to your barbecue traditions? Two summer entertaining experts from Hormel Foods share easy tips to serve up an inventive menu infused with new flavors at your next summer grill-out!

A growing number of parents are turning to homemade baby food to help instill healthy eating habits from the start. Follow these easy tips and tasty recipes to discover ways in which you can hop on this back-to-basics movement and be well on your way to puree perfection.

With obesity rates on the rise, there is no better time than now for families to build healthier habits. While selecting the right foods is the first step, how they are prepared is equally as important. Cooking healthfully includes choosing the right ingredients as well as implementing techniques such as baking, grilling, broiling, roasting and stir frying.