Benefits of Cooking at Home | COVID-19 | Sleep Tips


April 1, 2020

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Health Benefits of Cooking at Home

Cooking your own meals gives you control of the ingredients and can make it easier to limit fat and sodium in your diet. Research studies show that the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan lowers high blood pressure and improves cholesterol levels. This can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke and also help you lose weight. Get more information on how DASH works and how you can get started.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. You can find the latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control at and the latest research information from National Institutes of Health at

How Much Exercise Do I Need?

Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. It can improve your overall health and fitness and reduce your risk for many chronic diseases. Find out how much physical activity you should get to get the most benefit.

Can’t sleep? Try These Tips

Everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. But if it happens often a lack of sleep can affect your health and make it hard to get through the day. Try these tips to help you get the rest you need.

What is Moderate Drinking?

For most women, moderate drinking is one standard drink a day and, for men, two standard drinks a day. So, what is a standard drink?

  • 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content)
  • 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content)
  • 1.5 ounces or a «shot» of distilled spirits or liquor (40% alcohol content)

Learn more about how alcohol affects your body.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

Chicken and Dumplings are a comfort food favorite.