Happy, Healthy Holidays


Between holiday parties at work, family get-togethers, and celebrations with friends, the months of November, December, and January can be lots of fun. However, all those festivities can also present challenges. Below we provide links to information that can help us get through the holidays in the healthiest ways possible.



Helpful Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Holiday recipes: Celebrate with healthy, festive fare from Mayo Clinic

It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)



Holiday Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

5 Ways to Stay Healthy for the Holidays from Nemours Teen Health

Weather Guidelines for Children from the Iowa Department of Public Health


Mental Health

APA offers these tips to help handle holiday stress from the American Psychological Association                 

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping from the Mayo Clinic             


Older Adults

Use the holidays to check on aging loved ones from United Healthcare

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Holiday Hints from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center


Physical Health

Get Set for Winter Illness Season from the US Food and Drug Administration

Holiday Health and Safety Tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Helpful Hints for Healthy Holiday Eating from National Diabetes Education Program

Holiday Meal Planning from the American Diabetes Association 


Winter Safety

Winter Driving Tips from the Missouri Department of Transportation

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


*Updated November 10, 2016