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  • It can be easy to eat healthy and work extra movement into your daily routine

    Today is a big day for this year’s Be Well Utah!  Tonight (Monday, August 19) is Farmington Family Fun Night. From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. you’ll find cooking demos, free face painting, free food, a Teddy Bear clinic, and more!  Find the Farmington Family Night at the Farmington Health Center, at the north end of Station Park (165 North University Ave). Doug Boudreaux of Regence BlueCross BlueShield joined us to talk about the event, and said there will even be […]

  • 4 Fun family hikes for the weekend

    Now that school’s back in session, you may be looking for fun ways to spend family time on the weekends. Harmony Walker from The Salt Project blog joined us with 4 easy hikes to check out. Birdsong Trail.  This Ogden trail, just off Taylor Street is mostly in the shade and it’s only one mile, one-way. Francis Peak.  Everyone who knows Davis County knows the “Golf Balls”.  But, the drive is not for the faint-of-heart.  If you can make it […]

  • You only have 3 more chances to take advantage of Family Night at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

    Every Monday through Labor Day it’s Family Night at Utah’s Hogle Zoo! That means you have three chances to take advantage of this great deal! Arrive after 5:00 p.m. and receive $5 off admission!  You’ll enjoy the zoo at sunset during beautiful summer evenings and find great family meal-deals in the Beastro too! While you’re there, you can see some of the new exhibits: Washed Ashore – Art to Save Our Seas Sharks, sea lions, seals, polar bears and more […]

  • 4 important back-to-school tips for parents

    Summer is winding down and kids will be hitting the books instead of the snooze button. Parents are busy buying school clothes and supplies in preparation for another year.  In addition to encouraging children to stay organized and responsible with their time and activities, David “Dr Dave” Schramm from USU Extention, says it’s important to have conversations about some social tips that will help them in their relationships with friends, teachers and even the bus driver. Here are four things […]

  • Dr. Oz swoons over new grandchild, and how humans can find more joy through connection

    “The Dr. Oz Show” airs daily after “The Place,” so sometimes we get a visit from the Dr. himself. Today he stopped by ahead of a speaking engagement with USANA to share messages of connection and service. He said he is so proud of his daughter Daphne (who is a chef, and appears on his show) for just welcoming her fourth child, and for being living proof of a value system he worked so hard to pass down. His show […]

  • These 6 yoga poses let you skip the gym on ‘Leg Day’

    Leg Day at the gym can get boring. And if you don’t have a gym membership, you may be stumped about how to do Leg Day on your own, without buying weights like kettlebells or dumbbells. I found a solution for those who want to tone their buns and thighs without any equipment, or even leaving the house! Try these 6 poses and start seeing muscle tone quickly (in my experience, leg muscles get noticeably more toned fairly quickly, which […]

  • Food Truck Friday: The Pizza Bus

    Our Food Truck Friday is the right “ride” as kids head back to school.  The Pizza Bus is a school bus that’s been turned into a food truck. Owner David Ludwig is a teacher, so buying and fixing up the old bus was the perfect truck!  Many of his employees are teachers and students, including Manager Caleb Hintze who joined us on Friday.  He’s studying to be a Professor of Middle Eastern Studies. In the meantime, he fires up the […]

  • You don’t have to be an “old geezer” to love “Geezerfest”

    Bryce Newburg from the rock band “Band-Aged” joined us to talk about Geezerfest 2019. That’s an annual music festival featuring talented musicians from across Utah Valley.  Geezerfest 2019 will take place August 16 and 17 at the Orem City Park Pavilion, 300 East 100 North. This year marks the 14th anniversary of the event and each year has seen a marked increase in participants and attendees.  This year there will be 22 groups! In addition to the music, you’ll also […]

  • How to clean 3 different types of produce with vinegar

    Most of us were taught to wash our produce, but is rinsing with cold, running water – as the University of Minnesota Extension recommends – enough to kill all the germs? Apparently not! According to to, “A study published in 2003 in the Journal of Food Protection found that washing apples with a vinegar and water solution reduced salmonella on the outer skin significantly more than washing with water alone. Jack Bishop, editor of Cook’s Illustrated, performed a similar […]

  • Check out what a pro mountain biker is doing to make sure EVERYONE gets a bike and a trail

    Utahn and pro mountain biker Eric Porter, along with Slim and Knobby’s bike shop owner Perry Dickson, run the Wasatch Trails Foundation, which helps get grants for making mountain bike trails that are accessible to everyone. They believe that anyone can mountain bike when they first get to practice on a flow trail, like the one they built at Wasatch Mountain State Park in Heber Valley, which Amanda and Budah got to try! Perry also says he has bikes for […]

  • Back-to-school lunch ideas with Smith’s, plus a healthy dessert!

      It’s always a challenge to find meals for your family, but figuring out healthy but tasty school lunches seems extra tough! It’s got to be portable, on top of being nutritious, and also has to be appealing enough for the kid to eat it when parents aren’t around. Smith’s Chef Jeff Jackson stopped by with not only some genius lunch ideas, but also some neat new ways to pack a lunch, ranging from built-in ice packs to bento-style containers. […]

  • Here’s a new cell phone that kids want and the protection parents need

    Gabb Wireless is an entirely new cellular network dedicated to protecting kids.  It’s affordable, and reliable too! The average teen spends nine hours a day staring at a screen, and most of that time is on social media.  But, 60 percent of teens admit this is a major problem. Parents and kids agree that spending too much time on a smartphone is unhealthy.  Also, too much technology too soon, is too dangerous for kids.  In fact, because of the increase […]

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