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Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” - Michael Pollan

The content on this page was generated by the Spring 2018 Beacon - our inaugural Food Issue.

Food is often at the center of who we are as humans. When we are celebrating, there is food. When we are mourning, there is food. When we are gathering with family, there is food. Food brings us together. It is closely connected with memories of our childhoods. It can make us feel warm and comforted. It can help us be strong. Food is so important that we decided to launch our inaugural Food issue of the Beacon to share healthy tips for eating well from our experts and also discuss how food can fuel our body. We hope you enjoyed the issue! Questions, comments, story ideas? Send them to: [email protected].

Are You Dehydrated?

Water is a big part of what makes up our bodies, however with the wide variety of beverage choices out there, you might not be getting enough water! The easiest way to know if you are dehyrdrated is to check your urine. If it is a dark yellow, you need to drink more. Dehydration can land you in the Emergency Department. Follow these simple tips from Medical Director of Emergency Services Dr. Kevin Bristowe to make sure you are well hydrated.

Track it: Download this INFOGRAPHIC to track how much water you drink. (Hint: Laminate it so you can use it every week!)

Hit the Trails!

Sussex County, Delaware is fortunate in that there are many public parks and walking/biking trails. Planning on heading out? Snap a picture and share it with us on Instagram @BeebeHealthcare and tag it #beaconoutdoors

Recipe Alert

white bean kale salad recipe

Craving something healthy and filling? You can't go wrong with this White Bean Kale Salad. Download the recipe card here.

Patient Story: Changing My Diet Due to Cancer

Thomas and Kim Killean, oncology patients

Thomas Killean and his wife, Kim, talk about how they have made adjustments since Thomas' cancer diagnosis.

They met with Kim Westcott, oncology dietitian at Tunnell Cancer Center. READ THEIR STORY.


Health Coaches Jake Murray and Raylen Williams want you to fuel your body, but also move your body. They demonstrate the five stretches you should be doing every day.

Meal Prep 101

Eating healthy and exercising regularly are the first steps to maintaining your wellness. Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy snacks, fruits, and vegetables to keep yourself and your family on the right track. Not sure how to get started? Download this MEAL PREP worksheet. (Hint: Laminate it and you can use it every week!)


Brian Christman in his kitchen with food box

Brian Christman, 58, credits the Prescription Food Program through Beebe's Population Health department with allowing him to connect with fresh, healthy foods. He receives regular baskets of food in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware, which allows him to continue to recuperate from his illness. READ HIS STORY.

See You Soon!

We hope to see you around the community this summer!

To read the full Beacon - Spring Issue - online, go to our Publications page.