Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and be a rewarding experience. Whether you are a self-motivated individual volunteer, represent a community or employee group, or are looking for school or work-related, or court-ordered … [Read More...] about Volunteering
With the holidays right around the corner, enjoying a meal together is a great way to connect with your family. Sit down together for a meal when you can. Turn off the TV and put away screens and devices so you can “unplug,” interact, and focus on … [Read More...] about Family Mealtime Tips
As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating habits change throughout the life span. Simple changes can help you enjoy the foods and beverages you eat and … [Read More...] about Seniors Eating Well
I started working virtually for Green Our Planet during the pandemic when all students joined Cooking Nutrition Lessons from their homes virtually. Although working with K-5 aged students is one of my favorite parts of the job, working with that age … [Read More...] about Green Our Planet Nutrition Chef Sierra’s Virtual Teaching Journey
As we transition into a routine of school, work, and the weather changing, it's a good time to remember that we also need to move daily and make time for physical activities with our families. Fit physical activity into your family's schedule … [Read More...] about Move More as a Family
Physical activity is critical to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of every child. There are several ways to promote physical activity at home or in the classroom including dance, sports, games and free play. Some children … [Read More...] about Promote Physical Activity
We all need protein, but how much is enough? Most people, ages 9 and older, should eat 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day, depending on overall calorie needs. What counts as an ounce of protein foods? 1 ounce lean meat, poultry, or … [Read More...] about Switch Up Your Protein
Many students across the state are starting the new school year. It's a great time to focus on the nutrition of our children both in school and at home. Creating healthy habits can help kids: Concentrate and do better in schoolFeel good … [Read More...] about Back to School
Making and keeping healthy habits is always important, but during a pandemic, staying healthy is more important than ever! That’s why our partner Green Our Planet teamed up with Caesars Entertainment, SNAP-Ed, and the Nevada Department of Health and … [Read More...] about 100+ Clark County Students Enter Green Our Planet’s Get Healthy Challenge
Fruits and veggies are at the core of SNAP-Ed. It can be fun to purchase seasonal produce to try different flavors throughout the year and make seasonal flavorful dishes that your family will enjoy! Head to the nearest farmers … [Read More...] about Summer Seasonal Produce
It’s National Garden Month, and today we’re featuring a success story from Green Our Planet! Green Our Planet is one of our partnering organizations based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that brings school garden and hydroponics programs to schools across the … [Read More...] about Green Our Planet Brings School Garden and Hydroponics Programs to Schools Across the Country Despite Challenges Posed By COVID!
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your … [Read More...] about How much physical activity do older adults need?
As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating habits change as we get older. Simple changes can allow us to receive all the nutrients our bodies … [Read More...] about Eating Healthy has benefits that can help individuals 65 and up
It's a great time to get outside with the family, and Nevada is full of places and lands to explore. The Nevada outdoors provides a wonderful experience for you and your family to establish physical activity habits for an … [Read More...] about Get Healthy! Get Outside!
https://youtu.be/JgpfH713qjE Did you know you can make delicious and healthy cookies without an oven? Nutrition Chef Lisa shows us how! Recipe below. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup raisins (also try mini chocolate chips) 1/2 cup grated … [Read More...] about How to Make Healthy Cookies
https://youtu.be/ma3uDMkVNOE Nutrition Chef Lisa Cheplak shows us how to make a healthy and fun snack! Recipe below! Ingredients: 1, 15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained 1 avocado 1 handful fresh basil 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 garlic clove, … [Read More...] about How to Make Monster Veggie Fries
https://youtu.be/HJ6dUryZHiY Want to make something delicious and healthy and learn how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Join our NV Snap-ed partner, Green Our Planet’s Chef and Nutrition team as they show you how to turn … [Read More...] about How to Make an Apple Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. But you can do a lot to protect your heart and stay healthy, not just during Heart Health Month, but all year long. Heart-healthy living involves understanding … [Read More...] about Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
It's the beginning of a new year, which usually comes with making healthy resolutions. Many have been cooking at home more than ever, which is the first step to staying on budget. Let the NV SnapEd website be your resource to find healthy … [Read More...] about Healthy Recipes for the New Year
The Nutrition Facts label has a lot of information. It can be confusing to know what you are looking at and how to make the healthiest decision for your family. When read properly, the Nutrition Facts label found on packaged foods and … [Read More...] about Using the Nutrition Facts Label
After being on hiatus due to COVID-19 since March, Open Air Markets are back! On Saturday, September 26th, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada will be holding a special Open Air Market in collaboration with Golden Ages Adult Daycare, located at … [Read More...] about Open Air Markets are back at LSSN
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada DigiMart Emergency Distributions are BACK! If you are in need of food, visit the LSSN headquarters at 4323 Boulder Highway, 89121 between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A drive-through and … [Read More...] about DigiMart Distributions are BACK!
Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger. Millions of families are facing hunger - many for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Join us in thanking our hardworking food bank staff and volunteers … [Read More...] about Hunger Action Month
Making meals at home has become the new normal...in a great way! Cooking at home saves money and always gives you the freedom to choose healthy recipes. Most of these recipes have a short ingredient list, that makes meal planning and … [Read More...] about Making Meals at Home
Taking time to plan healthy meals can help you stick to a healthy eating style and save money. If you are new to planning meals, start with one easy tip and then add more as you get comfortable. 1) Start by mapping out your meals … [Read More...] about Healthy Meals for a Healthy Lifestyle
School will look a little different this Fall. Many parents are creating school desks and learning spaces in their homes, but let's not forget about physical activity for our kids. Physical activity is critical to the physical, … [Read More...] about Distance Learning and Staying Active
The holidays will be upon us soon and they will probably look different this year than any other year. That doesn't mean you can't serve a healthy meal that doesn't break the bank. From roasted turkey, to mashed potatoes, green beans, and … [Read More...] about Healthy Holiday Recipes
Eating healthy and staying on budget is possible. Start by mapping out your family's meals for the week. Try to include all drinks and snacks. Next, create a grocery list. A great way to save money starts with eating seasonal fruits and … [Read More...] about Eating Seasonal
Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. We are lucky that the State of Nevada has many areas for people to visit parks, trails and open spaces to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. … [Read More...] about Exploring the Outdoors Safely
While we are at home, it's easy to be distracted by kids, tv, house chores, and of course, our phones. Self care is important, so find some time to get your body moving! Many apps are providing free classes during this time. Also … [Read More...] about Working Out At Home
The state of Nevada has many Emergency Food Distribution sites in response to COVID-19. As the times are ever changing, the needs of our residents are changing. Many partnerships have been made to offer resources and distributions sites to … [Read More...] about Emergency Food Distribution
When times are uncertain, the best thing we can do is stay strong and active. Nevada offers plenty of outdoor space and trails to get your heart pumping. If you are starting a new exercise routine, the key is to increase your activity … [Read More...] about Staying Active While At Home
Desert living might not make you think of fresh fruits and vegetables, but there are many farmers markets that offer you just that in Southern Nevada. Spring is right around the corner and produce will be in abundance. You have access to … [Read More...] about Southern Nevada Farmers Markets
Click here for the Meal Site finder or visit Summer Food Rocks. Or text “summer meals” to 97779, a meal location will be sent to you. Or call 1-866-348-6479. Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many … [Read More...] about Nutritious Free Meals for Children Offered Now through Summer.
Signing up for school meals can help parents save time and money. And most importantly, healthy meals and full stomachs help make children ready to learn all day long! See all the nutritious school menu offerings at nevadawellness.org … [Read More...] about School Meals
There are over 1,000 miles of trails in the Las Vegas Valley just waiting to be explored. Use the FREE Neon to Nature app to discover these beautiful walking and biking trails. Make exercise fun with your family by getting outside and exploring … [Read More...] about Get Moving in Clark County with Neon to Nature
One in three children in the United States are obese. The good news it can be prevented. … [Read More...] about Childhood Obesity