Fit & Food Corner

The F&F Corner is the online extension of The Fit and Food Connection’s (FAFC) mission to provide healthy living resources to low income families throughout the greater St. Louis area. The FAFC believes that true holistic wellness comes from five things: Exercise, Nutrition, Stress/Sleep Management, Goal Setting, and positivity. Although we would love for everyone to be able to attend our events in person we know that your busy lifestyle might not always allow that. This is where the Fit and Food Corner comes in. This page contains resources that complement our in-person events and classes so that you have the resources to improve your health at the tips of your fingers.

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Winter Getting You Down?

By Jordan Petersen

Winter is here and so are the runny noses, candy filled celebrations, and snowy grounds. Try to avoid the Winter sniffles by following the tips...

Mom and daughter completing the push-up challenge

The Push-Up Challenge

On his 50th birthday, Matthew Solan celebrated by doing fifty full push-ups. I find this particularly impressive because I have never done a full push-up, on any day of the year, ever. Though...

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National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone density, sometimes called osteopenia. Osteoporosis...

Thank you, Luxco!

The Fit and Food Connection has come a long way since it's beginning, and none of it would have been possible without the tremendous support of our donors, parteners, sponsors, and friends. Not...

How to Save Money While Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is a routine many have come to despise or fear due to the overwhelming number of options available in stores these days. With an average of 50,000 products for a supermarket,...

Thank you to Enterprise Medical!

Recently, the Fit and Food Connection received a kind donation of FAFC branded t-shirts from Enterprise Medical. These t-shirts have helped us with our marketing initiatives immensely. We would...

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Goal Setting Tracker

As we are now mid way through February, you may be feeling the pressure of your New Year's Resolution weighing you down. The Fit and Food Corner is here to remind you YOU'VE GOT THIS! Need a...

Seamless Meal Prep

By Gloria Stoverink

Just hearing the word “meal prep” stirs up intimidating images of perfect rows of black square containers meticulously filled with uniform rows of rice, chicken,...

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

By: Jo Ann Reese, Certified Holistic Health Coach

Tips for the best paleo Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Make it Gluten Free: This recipe is gluten free as written, and is a...

Watercolor image of vegetables on a cutting board

Understanding Carbohydrates

By: Joy Millner and Megan Schultz

Carbohydrates are made of fiber, starch, and sugar. While fiber and starch are complex carbs, sugar is a simple carb. They are known to be refined and...

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Tips to Eat Healthy When Eating Out

By Jordan Petersen

It can be a challenge to eat healthy food that isn’t loaded with sugar, salt, and fat when eating at a restaurant or fast food joint. While it is cheaper and...

February is National Heart Month. Learn how to lower your risk of heart disease.

Five Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is the month for hearts – chocolate hearts, Valentine’s Day hearts, and most importantly, our own heart. In fact, February is American Heart Month – a federally designated month-long event created to help raise awareness about heart disease and prevention.

Cultivating Gratitude All Year Long

The falling leaves and cool nights call to mind that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanksgiving is the time of year that we’re reminded to give thanks and reflect on what’s important...