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Give Nuts an Eyeful

by Jill Weisenberger, MS RDN CDE FAND

Topics: Snacks
Give Nuts an Eyeful Keep pistachios in sight for the sake of your kid's eyes. The green nut is bursting with lutein and zeaxanthin, two sight-saving relatives of beta-carotene. One ounce of pistachios boasts 342 micrograms, whereas other nuts have 8 micrograms or less. Other foods with lutein and zeaxanthin include leafy greens, peas, winter squash — including pumpkin, corn and Brussels sprouts.
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Jill S Weisenberger MS RDN CDE FAND

Jill Weisenberger, MS RDN CDE FAND

is a nutrition writer, consultant and spokesperson based in Virginia. She is the author of "Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week" (American Diabetes Association, 2012). Visit Jill's website at www.jillweisenberger.com.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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