Healthy Back To School Snacks

September 5, 2014

[glossary_exclude] When considering snacks for your kids, the end of summer doesn’t have to signal the end of healthy eating.聽 Although it is a natural tendency to grab whatever is convenient, prepackaged foods and snacks are usually not the best choice for healthy, growing bodies. It is especially important to eat healthy if you have […]

Kids are Not Getting Their Veggies

August 22, 2014

Last week the CDC reported that 9 in 10 kids, 2 to 18 years old, don鈥檛 eat enough vegetables. And, many of the veggies they do eat are fried, white potatoes. It is so important for growing bodies to get the essential nutrients they need and even more important in an individual with a bleeding […]

Peanut & Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

August 21, 2014

*This article was original posted by the Associated Press on August 20, 2014. Click HERE聽to read it in its entirety. Our FitFactor Team works hard to make sure the bleeding disorders community is informed with the latest FDA recalls and shares relevant information to keep you and your family healthy.聽 __________________________________________________________________ A unit of Hain […]

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

August 1, 2014

The summer markets are in full swing and healthy, fresh produce is in abundance just in time for National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated August 3rd through August 9th, 2014. Thousands of farmers markets across the country offer consumers fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm. More and more farmers […]

USDA’s Summer Meal Program

July 17, 2014

The financial strain of dealing with a bleeding disorder can be felt on many levels.聽 It is not always easy to pay the medical bills and make ends meet.聽 Summer time can be even harder for some families who are trying to eat healthy but are having a hard time putting food on the table. […]

USDA’s Healthy Eating On A Budget

May 29, 2014

It is hard to overstate the importance eating healthy. 聽The food we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we look, feel, and our health.聽 For individuals with聽hemophilia or other聽bleeding disorders, eating healthy and聽maintaining聽a proper weight is especially important because it helps to protect their joints. 聽Eating healthy is easy for some […]

There’s An App for That!

May 16, 2014

In March we posted about the difference between organic and non- organic produce and the importance of knowing which ones are better to buy organic. /news-stories/2014/03/organic-vs-non-organic-produce/ There is a lot of information shared about this topic and it seems the lists of what you should buy organic is often changing. In your quest to eat […]

Share Your Successes

May 2, 2014

While there is no 鈥渟pecial鈥 diet per say for people with bleeding disorders, it is especially important for those affected to pay attention to what they eat.聽 Not only is a diet rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables helpful in maintaining a proper weight, it also provides natural sources of many vitamins, minerals and […]

How a Liver Transplant Changed My Life

April 25, 2014

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to have a proper diet. What you put into your body聽affects how you look and feel. Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for individuals with a bleeding聽disorder. Being at a healthy weight can reduce the number of bleeding episodes you experience, […]

Organic vs Non Organic Produce

March 8, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month! As we start to focus on getting our bodies ready for spring weather and outdoor sports, it is just as important to focus on what we put in our bodies to fuel them and keep them healthy. Healthy eating isn鈥檛 something to consider here and there, it should be an […]

Heart Healthy Cooking

February 14, 2014

February is National Heart Health Month. In addition to exercising, it is important to watch what you eat to keep your heart healthy. One of the most important things you can do is to limit the amount of salt (sodium) that is in your diet. Salt contributes to high blood pressure (hypertension) and limiting salt […]

Holiday Makeovers with MyPlate

November 22, 2013

It is important to聽try not to聽let holiday meals sabotage the healthy聽eating habits you have formed, but with so many delicious and tempting options, it is hard聽to decide what is best.聽 Let FitFactor and the USDA help!聽聽Check out our聽many healthy recipes on聽the FitFactor recipe page聽and then head over to a new blog from the USDA, “Makeover […]

Warm & Flavorful Tortilla Soup

October 31, 2013

Try a warm and flavorful tortilla soup. Only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook. Ingredients include: olive oil, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, avocado, tortilla chips, feta or shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, and a few other keys ingredients.

Family Fun Weekend – Bleeding Disorders Association of NE New York

June 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 25th, the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York hosted their annual Family Fun Weekend. The weekend was filled with fun, fitness, entertainment, exhibits and education for the whole family. The FitFactor Program of HFA sponsored the physical activities and a yummy interactive nutrition session. The video below captures some of the […]

Holiday Sweet Potato Recipe (Vegan)

March 29, 2013

Holiday meals make it easy to get side tracked from healthy eating.聽聽Sweet potatos are an inexpensive and healthy addtition to any holiday meal.聽 They聽are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and an excellent聽source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese. Here is a simple but elegant sweet potato聽side dish that is […]

Healthy Holidays

December 11, 2012

The holidays are upon us, and staying healthy during this season can be challenging.聽 While this is true for the general population, it is especially important for individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders.聽 We understand the importance that activity and a nutritious diet play in maintaining a healthy weight and decreasing the number of […]

Final Super Grain Raffle Winner Announced

December 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Henderson family from Nebraska!!!聽 They are the third and final winners of FitFactor’s super grain raffle. Sarah Henderson submitted a photo of her children Lane and Paisley holding her prepared recipe of Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal.聽 Their photo was chosen in a random drawing and they will receive a prize package of […]

Greek Spaghetti Squash Recipe & 2200 Calorie Meal Plan

November 12, 2012

To print a copy of this recipe and meal plan click this link: recipe_card_spaghetti.squash_        

Locally Grown Fall Market Produce

October 12, 2012

Fall, in many parts of the US, is the last opportunity to get fresh, nutritious and locally grown produce until the spring rains roll around.聽 Farm to table fresh produce is a great way to get low cost, healthy fruits and vegetables onto your plate while supporting your local growers.聽 Farmers markets and produce stands […]

Adjusting calories/activity for weight loss

October 8, 2012

The best way to determine if you are eating the right amount of calories for your energy needs is to track your weight.聽 You should weigh yourself once a week at the same time of day with the same amount of clothing (i.e., no shoes, coats, sweaters, or other heavy clothing).聽 Keep track of your […]

2nd FitFactor Raffle Winner Announced!

September 21, 2012

And the winners are………………… Lori Long & Bryant Holderried from New Mexico!!!! Lori & Bryant are the latest winners of the FitFactor Super Grain quarterly raffle drawing. Lori submitted the winning photo of her husband Bryant shortly after learning about Super Grains at Symposium 2012. Bryant is featured with his own version of a Quinoa […]

The Healthful Benefits of Summer Markets

July 26, 2012

  Summer is in full swing and despite the heat and dry weather, local farmers and merchants have loads of fresh, healthy produce and goods available now. 聽Take advantage of the nutritional benefits that can be found in the seasonal produce often harvested right in your own community.聽 These are some of the items you […]

1st Raffle Winner Announced

July 3, 2012

And the winner is………………………… 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽聽聽 聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽 聽聽Allie Boutin from Massachusetts!!!! Allie is the 1st winner of the FitFactor Super Grain quarterly raffle drawing. 聽Allie submitted her winning photo shortly after learning about Super Grains at Symposium 2012.聽 Allie is featured with her own version of a Mexican Farro salad.聽 She added zucchini, corn, […]

Get the dish on Whole Grains

May 19, 2012

  Grains are an important part of a healthy diet.聽 The USDA’s MyPlate guidelines recommend that at least half of your daily intake of grains come from whole grains.聽 So, what is a whole grain and why are they important? At HFA’s Symposium 2012, three whole grains were introduced to the attendees.聽 These grains included: […]

Freekeh Waldorf Salad Recipe & How to Prepare Freekeh

April 17, 2012

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Tex Mex Quinoa Salad Recipe & 1800 Calorie Meal Plan

April 17, 2012

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Farro Salad Recipe & 2000 Calorie Meal Plan

April 17, 2012

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Easter Recipe and Spring Produce

April 6, 2012

The Easter meal is a perfect time to re-introduce some seasonal fruits and vegetables that have been too expensive or hard to find during winter.

Cholesterol basics

February 24, 2012

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in the body and is carried in the bloodstream.

Cooking With Dad!!

February 10, 2012

The recipes contain the color red for a festive Valentine’s Day menu, and they are healthy recipes that show you care for that special someone inside and out!

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