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5 Steps to a Smarter Snack

Are you afraid of snacking? Don't be! Snacking isn't just about vending machines and mindless eating in front of the TV; when done right, snacking boosts your energy, keeps your blood glucose steady between meals and helps you meet your daily nutrient needs.... read more



Vary Your Protein Choices

Think chicken is your only lean protein choice for healthy meals? Switch it up! It's important to eat a variety of foods from the protein food group each week, such as seafood, nuts and beans, as well as lean meat eggs and yes, poultry. These foods keep you healthy by supplying protein, B vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and B6), vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium. ... read more



Whole Grains, Whole Health

When choosing meals, the USDA's MyPlate recommends making at least half the grains you eat whole grains. You can make the switch easily with these tips.... read more



Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

Today marks the 5th annual Registered Dietitian Day—a day to recognize RDs as nutrition advocates and dedicated health professionals. RDs are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. RDs work in diverse locations like schools, hospitals, corporations and restaurants (to name just a few). Here are several ways RDs help im... read more



Rethink Your Drink

National Nutrition Month 2012's theme is "Get Your Plate in Shape," but it's also a great time to watch what you drink. If you're consuming hundreds of extra calories each week through high-calorie, low-nutrient drinks, small changes can make a big difference in your health. To start, try to drink water in place of high calorie drinks. Here are some other options. ... read more



Enjoy Your Food But Eat Less

National Nutrition Month is off to a flying start. Have you made steps to get your plate in shape? A great way to improve your eating habits and health is by monitoring your portion sizes. You can still enjoy your food — but eat less.... read more



What Sodium Label Claims Really Mean

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans eat more salt than what's recommended? One important step you can take to cut back on how much salt you consume is to learn what the labels on food packaging actually mean.... read more
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Whole Grains, Whole Health

3/19/2012 2:48:09 PM
sugar, starches, fiber!

Enjoy Your Food But Eat Less

3/7/2012 1:26:45 PM

Enjoy Your Food But Eat Less

3/7/2012 1:10:31 PM
Fact! 100kcals/day adds to approximate 1# wt gain/month. Losing 10# in 1 yr can be achieved by cutti... more »

One Day to NNM

3/1/2012 4:03:04 PM
We are excited to be celebrating National Nutrition Month with you! We've added a link to your site... more »

Color Your Plate with Blueberries!

2/21/2012 7:04:01 PM
I blend frozen blueberries in my smoothies every other morning before I exercise.

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