Join Tara Arnold, Mr. Oregon 2013, at Oaks Park Saturday September 21st as she kicks off the kids Oktoberfest Kids run. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Movin’ It with Mrs. Oregon for future events. See you … Continue reading

5, 2, 1, 0 Pledge

          It’s so easy!!! Just add more in your diet. Try something new (make it a try it Tuesday), cook them a different way (bake, steam, eat them raw), share with a friend.    Unplug from … Continue reading

The Dougie for breastfeeding?

The Dougie…. A hip hop move performed by moving your hand close to or near your head or hair while moving back and forth. This dance move just keeps popping up in my life with so many teaching opportunities attached … Continue reading

Snacks are “Mini Meals”

According to the American Heart Association up to 20% of our daily nutrient intake comes from snacks.  After school snacking for kids can be a time to choose nutrient rich foods. Studies show half of kids are choosing snacks that … Continue reading

GoodnessKnows, Healthy Grocery Girl, and Portland Bicycle Tours

Goodnessknows bars…my new snack obsession!! These little squares are new to Portland, Denver and Seattle. This month I helped welcome them to the bike capital of our state… Portland.  I took part in a very fun bike excursion with Portland Bicycle … Continue reading

Beyonce Move Your Body

Friends, I am so excited to tell you all about a very special project am working on with my Movin’ It with Mrs. Oregon team. MIMO has partnered with WAT-AAH (an amazing kids water company that fights childhood obesity) to host Oregon’s first … Continue reading

Save The Date

Movin’ It with Mrs. Oregon will host it’s next event in Beaverton May 18th at Stoller Middle School from 11-2pm!! Check out this video from out last event at University of Portland. For more Movin’ It updates visit www.movingoregon.org!!! In health, … Continue reading

Hispanics and Heart Disease, Stroke

While I was reading through American Heart Association’s website last night I came across a heart wrenching article called Hispanics and Heart Disease, Stroke.  I was so saddened to learn these statistics. “Hispanics and Latinos face even higher risks of cardiovascular diseases because of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.” … Continue reading

Breanna Bond,9, Loses 66 Pounds, Maintains Healthy Diet

I wanted to share this inspiring story of a families success at getting healthy together. The Bond family helped their 9 year old daughter loose 66 pounds by moving more and eating better foods. This article was posted on the … Continue reading

Movin’ It with Mrs. Oregon Kick Off Event

Dear Friends, I’m beyond excited to share with you what my team of amazing friends and I have been working on since the pageant……  As Mrs. Oregon America 2013, I have started a non-profit called “Movin’ it with Mrs. Oregon.” I believe … Continue reading

PACE and Prenatal Nutrition

Today I had the privilege of speaking to a class room of kids from the North Clackamas PACE program about prenatal and pregnancy nutrition. Since 1995 the PACE program has served pregnant and parenting teens in the North Clackamas School District. With … Continue reading

Eye Exams & My Lasik Story

Today I am doing something a little different. I wanted to share with all the Heart For Health readers an interview I did with Restore Vision Centers. A lot of people have asked me about getting Lasik.  So I thought … Continue reading

Shorter Life Spans

Today I feel that I need to share the more serious side of what our nation as a whole is facing as our obesity rates rise. I do this not to scare, intimidate, or belittle. I share this with you in … Continue reading

Pediatric Obesity… Buzz Words?

Pediatric Obesity….What do you think of when you hear those words? Are there negative connotations or stigmas attached? Have these words become buzz words in our society? When I hear the words “Pediatric Obesity” I think of a huge problem that … Continue reading

Just Don’t Get Hit By A Car

Don’t get hit…. On Halloween kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car than any other night of the year! Kids are very excited (hopped up on sugar) and may be unpredictable. Remember these tips brought to … Continue reading

Save The TaTa’s

  Helloooo Ladies! October is Breast Cancer awareness month! You know what that means…1.Check your TaTa’s, 2. Get a Mammogram, and 3. Support Breast Cancer Research! 1. Checking your TaTa’s:  Doing monthly Breast Self Exams can increase a woman’s chances … Continue reading

Spice up your Workout

Spice Up Your Workout Routine with Non-Traditional Exercises By: Jim Rollince (Head of the Creative Writing Department for Gym Source) & Tara Arnold RN Being truly healthy means taking care of both your body and spirit.  Because traditional forms of exercise, such … Continue reading

Healthier Huevos Rancheros: Entry #6 Mollie

Healthier Huevos Rancheros Ingredients: Salsa (recipe to follow) 1 can black beans 2 smashed garlic cloves 1/2 cup warm water 4 6-inch corn tortillas 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 eggs Crumbled queso fresco and chopped cilantro for serving Directions: Drain … Continue reading


One of my favorite movies growing up was Austin Powers. This next post (all about moles) reminds me of some famous quotes from Austin Powers. “…Yes, nice to mole you… MEET you! Nice to meet your mole! Don’t say mole… I said mole.” “Mole…… Mole…… MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY, MOLEY!!!” “MOLE!! BLOODY MOLE!! We’re … Continue reading


Martini, Margarita, Manhattan, Merlot, Mai Tai, don’t forget the Moscow Mule. Drinks are fancy, social, tasty, and today so trendy. Most people 21 and over agree having an alcoholic beverage is quite enjoyable. With all these beverage options on the table, lets talk about … Continue reading


Purple fruits and veggies are super foods! Not only full of fiber to fill you up, but they are packed with an antioxidant called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is what gives all purple and blue foods their color. It helps fight against cancer causing agents and prevents cell damage. Purple foods can help … Continue reading