Wellness Wake Up Call Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas of University of Illinois Extension provides timely news, information, ideas to promote healthy living in the Quad Cities and beyond.Wellness Wake Up Call is produced by WVIK in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, and sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and The Planning Center in Moline.
Wellness Wake Up Call

Wellness Wake Up Call

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Nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas of University of Illinois Extension provides timely news, information, ideas to promote healthy living in the Quad Cities and beyond.Wellness Wake Up Call is produced by WVIK in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, and sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center and The Planning Center in Moline.

Most Recent Episodes

Colors of summer: a rainbow of benefits

Good Morning, this is your Wellness Wake Up Call with Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Stark Counties. We know we should be eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day but just how important is it to fill our plates with a rainbow of colors? With me is Nina Struss, Hy-Vee Dietitian, to fill us in on these colorful benefits.

Ways to stay healthy at home

The spread and mitigation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving concern for Illinois. University of Illinois Extension has a collection of resources to assist families and community leaders preparing for and coping with COVID-19. These resources continue to grow each day as educators across the state develop content for families, businesses and food producers.

Living Well Month - March 2020

Good Morning, this is your Wellness Wake Up Call with Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Stark Counties. Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that's the theme of a national Living Well Campaign that is being promoted by the Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, both at the national level and here in Illinois. The goal of the Living Well Campaign is to provide people

Staying Focused on the Goal Ahead

Good Morning, this is your Wellness Wake Up Call with Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Stark Counties. As we make our way into a new decade I encourage you to take some time to reflect on the past year and make a plan for the year to come. If you're feeling ambitious you may even want to make a plan for the next 10 years.

Eating Better Together

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month and the perfect time to make family meals a priority. Research has shown that eating more meals together has a positive effect on both the nutrition and emotional well-being of the entire family.

Aging Well with Fruits & Vegetables

In honor of Healthy Aging Month, I have a trivia question for you.

Drink to your health

What have you been drinking lately? Our health is influenced by our day-to-day food and beverage choices so why not make your drinks count? Did you know the majority of added sugar in the American diet comes from sugar-sweetened beverages? This is not limited to soda. It also includes fruit juice, energy drinks, sports drinks and specialty coffees.

Focusing On Your Eating Pattern, Rather Than The Latest Fad Diet

March is National Nutrition Month — the perfect time to observe your overall diet, also known as your eating pattern. It's the totality of foods and beverages consumed over a lifetime, and represents all of the dietary choices made day to day. In this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call , University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas gives advice on how to build up a healthy eating pattern, which she stresses is far more beneficial than chasing the latest diet fad.

Practicing Smart Behaviors For A Strong And Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month—a time to raise awareness of heart disease and strategies to prevent this leading cause of death in the U.S. So, in this month's episode of Wellness Wake Up Call , University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas shares some "heart-smart" behaviors.

Following Through On New Year's Resolutions

University of Illinois Extension health educator Kristin Bogdonas discusses how to make good on New Year's resolutions and maintain healthy habits well into the future.

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