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Lets get things spicy!

Posted by Brandy Harrison on Aug 14, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Here are 5 ways to make healthy spices become a part of your life.

Here at US Family Health Plan we take health and nutrition very seriously! We want to tell how you can add some 'spice" in your life. Spices are not only healthy but they are quite tasty too! They also have many benefits that can contribute to a healthier diet. Did you know that spices have have hidden talents? They could speed up your metabolism, help with a cold and even heal ulcers. On top of that they can be consumed all year around... So don't try to cut back during the summer!

Most of us are aware of the long list of unhealthy foods we should all try to avoid. These include foods that are overly fatty, highly processed or just have too many empty calories. Sure, we know too much salt or sugar is a problem. But were you aware that there are seasonings that are great for you, and make your everyday meals healthier and tastier?

Here is a list of our 5 favorite healthy spices you can add to your everyday meals. Please get as creative as you like (in moderation). Not only will you get the great health benefits, you will reap the taste benefits too! Who doesn’t need a little spice in their life?


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Topics: Heatlhy Eating, weight loss, Good Eating Habits

Summer into Fall

Posted by Brandy Harrison on Aug 7, 2019 6:00:00 PM


    Summer is slowly coming to an end. As parents you want your child to do well, it doesn't matter if they're in Kindergarten or if it's their last semester in College... Like me. After long breaks it could be hard to get your groove back; I have a few tips that may ease the transition for students of all ages.

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Topics: Back to school

24 Hour Digital Detox

Posted by Brandy Harrison on Aug 7, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Can you take a day off from technology?

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Topics: digital detox, unplug

Safety comes first!

Posted by Brandy Harrison on Jul 24, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Here are 6 Tips for Sea, Lake, Pool and Sun Safety for the Family.

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Topics: Family Fun

Military History Throwback Thursday

Posted by admin on Jul 5, 2018 2:47:13 PM

Hello FAM!

     As a recent Rutgers grad and newly hired Intern for US Family Health Plan, I felt compelled to act like a sponge when learning about TRICARE and the ins and outs of the military. As I scrolled endlessly through files and folders to catch up as quickly as I could, I found myself slacking a bit to check in with Instagram and Facebook (sorry boss!). Amidst the posts of my friend’s birthday parties and opinions on gold/white or blue/black dresses, I always look for my favorite hashtag; Throwback Thursday.

     I really can’t say what exactly about #TBT’s I love so much. It feels like sharing photos and stories give us a sense of nostalgia and connectedness. These posts frame a moment in time and create the opportunity to share and reflect on the past, which is exactly what I need in order to learn about the military in a visceral way.

     So here we are -- the first official Throwback Thursday for Military History. As I learn about and recount specific awards, battles, and events, I hope you all will join me in reveling in the past and maybe see yourselves in a few stories.

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