Healthy Eating

Reasons to Enjoy Your Local Farmer’s Market

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I love farmer’s markets. Strolling through the park on a sunny Saturday morning picking out delicious produce and beautiful flowers. What’s not to love? Let me share with you a few reasons I enjoy visiting farmer’s markets. Buy Local When you visit a farmer’s market, you are supporting friends and [read more]

Enjoy Picnic Food Safely

By Katelyn Schobert, Dietitian The weather is warming up, making it more possible to enjoy time with family and friends outside. A common outdoor activity is going to picnics. Picnics are a great way to get out to enjoy fresh air, nature, and the company of others. However if not properly prepared, picnics can pose [read more]

Berries: healthy and delicious!

by Katelyn Schobert, Southwest Health Dietitian We are celebrating Berry Fest virtually this year, offering kids the chance to complete our online Passport to Fun ( and giving you some ideas on how to enjoy berries at home. Common types of berries include blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. These can be eaten fresh, frozen, [read more]

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Three Decades in the Rearview

Perspectives on Healthcare Week 2020 By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications A neighbor one day mentioned there was an open position at Southwest Health. It was 1990, and I had just graduated with my second degree from UW Platteville. Though I never before saw myself staying in my hometown after graduation, I am [read more]

Red Meat: Ok In Moderation

Every time we eat, we expose ourselves to risk. Food could arrive from a contaminated farm, a food-handling mistake could get someone sick, or eating too much of a favorite food could increase your chances of having a heart attack. We often hear about the risks of an unhealthy diet, but what does it mean [read more]

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Not a fan of water? Become one!

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have never been a fan of drinking water. I struggle to even come close to drinking the amount daily that you are supposed to. So, I decided to do a little exploration to help convert myself and maybe even you into a water-drinker. Benefits We’ve all been told, “You [read more]

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Dietitian’s Corner – Popcorn Activity (Try at Home!)

By Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE BC-ADM – Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Management Each month dietitian Joan Bahr hosts a nutrition activity with residents of Southwest Health’s Epione Pavilion in Cuba City.  One of her recent topics was POPCORN.  Joan and the residents popped four different types of popcorn [read more]