Picture of parfaitGood taste and nutrition belong together — even for dessert.

Satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth with a good-for-you treat made with wholesome breakfast foods.

Try these excellent options:
Parfait: Layer berries and cut fruit with yogurt and whole-grain cereal. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
Dessert Waffle: Briefly heat peanut butter in the microwave and spread on a toasted whole grain waffle. Top with sliced strawberries or bananas.

Find more excellent options online.

HummingbirdLas Vegas is an oasis in the desert and a prime location for visiting and nesting hummingbirds.
Join longtime Las Vegas veterinarian, nature photographer and falconer, Gary Weddle, as he discusses the four types of hummingbirds found in the Las Vegas Valley.
Weddle offers tips to make and keep your home and yard hummingbird friendly.
This presentation is part of the Nevada Naturalist Lecture Series.


Lunch BoxHope your first day back to school was smooth and stress free! Here are some tips for keeping packed lunches safe.  Clean Hands: Always make sure your hands are clean before preparing lunches. And, make sure your children understand that they need to wash their hands thoroughly before eating lunch or snacks. Visit/Like the Eat Healthy Be Active Facebook page to read more tips!

NASA LogoTotal Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.

Read more!

Photo of Banana & Peanut Butter on breadIt’s time to get back to school! Bananas are inexpensive, a good source of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C & easy to pack in school lunches! For more information on choosing healthy snacks and the banana…check out the Eat Healthy Be Active Facebook page.