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Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa

06/03/2015
Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa
The recipe of the month is Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa. This is a light and flavor-filled meal, perfect for summer. Watch the video demonstrating how easy this recipe is to prepare! Read More

Summer Meals for Kids Begin!

05/29/2015
Summer Meals for Kids Begin!
After a very rainy spring, summer is here. Summer meal programs for children are kicking off. ONIE has what you need to know: the who, where, and when! Read More

My Child Eats Vegetables!

05/27/2015
My Child Eats Vegetables!
We all know that children should eat more vegetables but alas children often refuse, which can lead to not serving vegetables! How can we get children to eat vegetables? Read More

Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight

05/21/2015
Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight
Research shows that teens who skip breakfast to lose weight actually weighed more. Dr. Kerby, the ONIE psychologist, tells us about these recent research findings. Read More

Southwest Salad with Dressing

05/13/2015
Southwest Salad with Dressing
My healthy diet slipped with the busyness of completing the school year. I am exploring new salad dressings as I get back to eating more fresh salads. My new find is a cilantro-avocado creamy dressing modified by the lovely cooks in the ONIE kitchen. Read More

Go Natural!

05/06/2015
Go Natural!
Snacking on natural foods is really easy. Avoid processed foods labelled "natural" and choose these quick and convenient snacks that are natural and wholesome. Read More

Buyer Beware of “Natural”

04/30/2015
Buyer Beware of “Natural”
Food is often packaged as "natural". Natural may not mean the food is healthier or safer. Get the facts! Read More

ONIE Goes to OPHA's Conference

04/23/2015
ONIE Goes to OPHA's Conference
This week ONIE was at the Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference (OPHA) talking about our work to promote access to Farmers’ Markets and 1% low-fat milk. We strive to create programs that everyone will like, that promote lifestyle choices that are easy to do, and that will make a difference in the lives of Oklahomans. Read More

Battling Obesity with Breakfast

04/15/2015
Battling Obesity with Breakfast
Overweight and obesity is on the rise among youth. Studies suggest that eating breakfast on a daily basis helps in decreasing overweight and obesity cases. Read More

We want to hear from you!

04/08/2015
We want to hear from you!
The dust has settled and the 2015 Step into Spring Let’s Get Midwest City Moving 5K event is over. We are now asking for anyone who registered to participate to complete the Post-Race Evaluation Survey. It would help us a lot! Read More

Curried Chicken & Spinach

04/01/2015
Curried Chicken & Spinach
The Recipe for the Month is Curried Chicken & Spinach. This gourmet meal can be prepared in only 15 minutes. Yes, curried chicken and spinach can be that easy. Read More

It is time to Step into Spring!

03/25/2015
It is time to Step into Spring!
Are you ready to Step into Spring with the Let's Get Midwest City Moving Walk/Run 5K Event this Sunday (March 29, 2015)? Many fun things are planned for the day and we cannot wait to see you! Here is a list of a few things to help you prepare! Read More

New Research Findings

03/18/2015
New Research Findings
Gearing up for the Let's Get Midwest city Moving 5K walk/run event? Dr. Kerby has the latest research on post-workout recovery drinks. Read More

Let's Get Moving!

03/11/2015
Let's Get Moving!
I let my physical activity routine slide when it was cold. It is time to get moving again and ONIE is here to help us get started with its POWER THROUGH RESISTANCE videos. Easy, fun, and convenient workouts that you can do anywhere. Read More

Beef & Veggie Mac

03/05/2015
Beef & Veggie Mac
Beef & Veggie Mac, similar to the store bought hamburger mixes, is a complete dish with hamburger, veggies, cheese, and macaroni. It tastes like the comfort food you crave, yet it is surprisingly healthier. Read More

ONIE Goes Live with Cooking Videos

02/25/2015
ONIE Goes Live with Cooking Videos
We are always trying to make our project better. The ONIE Project Dietitian Stephanie and Project Coordinator Meredith demonstrate how easy it is to make the five top ranked recipes from the 2015 Nutrition Calendar in cooking videos. Big drum roll!!!!!!!!!!!!! The videos have been released! Read More

It may not be the sugar!

02/18/2015
It may not be the sugar!
ONIE's newest staff member, Dr. Dave Kerby, is a psychologist. As a psychologist, he knows that children's diet affects their behavior. Surprisingly, it may not be the sugar in sodas that causes children to be hyper and not pay attention in school. Read More

Hugs are Priceless!

02/11/2015
Hugs are Priceless!
There some things that are worth so much that they cannot be purchased – these include the love and friendship of family. Research shows that you matter a great deal in your child’s success. You can make this Valentine’s Day special by giving your child a big hug; and hugs are FREE. Read More

Go Red for Women!

02/04/2015
Go Red for Women!
One in three women will die of heart disease and stroke. This Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, is designated as the day to wear red, the color of the heart, to bring awareness of heart disease and stroke among women. In honor of the day, we also have a delicious heart-healthy recipe, Chicken Cacciatore. Read More

Get Your Game On!

01/28/2015
Get Your Game On!
Superbowl Sunday is the most-watched TV event but you can't play the game from your couch. Let's get moving and play our own game before the celebration begins! Backyard touch football is free, family fun. Read More
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