It’s Stomach Bug Season -Don’t Fight it With Hand Sanitizer!

Hand Sanitizer it not effective against norovirus

  The stomach flu is upon us! January is peak Norovirus season and the schools seem to have been hit pretty hard. So what happens? Everyone says “wash your hands” and squirt a dollop of Purell on their hands or use a sanitizing hand wipe and move right along. Kids start using more hand sanitizer at […]

Tips on Going Gluten-Free

Photo: Migle Seikyte

Whether you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance/sensitivity or have chosen to go gluten-free for other reasons, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets offers several ways to make gluten-free shopping and meal planning easier. MARTIN’S features blue and green labels on the shelf immediately below a gluten-free product to help customers easily identify gluten-free items […]

Hot off the Grill!

Martins Zesty Grilled Chicken

Ahh… the aroma of the backyard barbeque, it is the signature smell of summer and one that is certain to make your mouth water. Grilling is one of the healthiest cooking methods and often requires limited effort put into preparation, cooking and clean up, saving valuable time on a busy night! The fresh meat, seafood […]

Monument Avenue 10k 2014 – Nutrition Tips for Peak Performance:

10K finish line

Looking to gain that extra edge to your sport or fitness routine? Your diet has an important impact on exercise performance. Active people, both recreational and competitive, need to provide their bodies with extra fuel to support increased activity. For peak performance, be sure to routinely eat a healthy balanced diet with the right balance […]

High Energy Snacks for Busy Moms

Health Tips from Martins

Our busy schedules as Richmond Moms can easily interfere with our efforts to stay on a healthy meal schedule. Did you know that skipping meals or reaching for that sugary snack will actually lead to a low energy crash? Going too long without eating and high sugar snacks can make you feel tired, cranky and […]

“Do Pacifiers Cause Braces?” and Other Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Health FAQs

Kids may not come with a manual, but we can at least give you a guideline on some Frequently Asked Questions about kids dental health. From pacifiers to dental floss, mom and dentist, Elizabeth C. Miller DDS, MS from Atkins, Maestrello, Miller and Associates Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. answers some frequently asked questions.  We love her tip on getting toddlers […]