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  • Triglycerides: Why do they matter?

    05/15/2015

    Triglycerides can increase your risk for heart disease. However, losing weight, lowering blood cholesterol and increasing physical activity can all help to lower triglycerides. Triglycerides: Why do they matter? Triglycerides heart disease lowering blood cholesterol Triglycerides: Why do they matter…

  • Say "Yes!" to Non-Food Rewards

    05/06/2015

    Even though bribing children with candy to clean their rooms and eat their vegetables may lead to a clean room and a clean plate, there are many negative long-term consequences. Try these rewards instead. Non-Food Rewards bribing children Say "Yes!" to Non-Food Rewards Say "Yes!"…

  • Enhancing the Flavor of Your Meals

    05/18/2015

    The foods you enjoy are likely the ones you eat the most. So make taste a kitchen priority when preparing healthy, nutritious meals. Enhancing the Flavor of Your Meals Enhancing the Flavor of Your Meals According to research, taste tops nutrition as the main reason why Americans buy one food over an…

  • Easy Foods Kids Can Grow in the Garden

    05/20/2015

    It can be challenging to get kids to eat enough fruits and vegetables. But when they help in the garden, kids are likely to eat more produce and to try different kinds, too. Easy Foods Kids Can Grow in the Garden gardening gardening for kids Easy Foods Kids Can Grow in the Garden Easy Foods Kids Can…

  • Home Composting: Put Your Scraps to Use

    05/19/2015

    Celebrate Earth Day by starting your own compost pile! Composting is a magical process. Given time, kitchen scraps, grass clippings, shredded paper or leaves can yield this black gold soil. Put Scraps to Use with Composting Home Composting: Put Your Scraps to Use Garden compost composting gardening …

  • Celiac Disease: An Introduction

    05/12/2015

    In the U.S., approximately 1 in 141 individuals is diagnosed with celiac disease, which damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for health. Celiac Disease: An Introduction celiac disease celiac symptoms Celiac Disease: An Introduction…

  • The Season for Strawberries

    05/14/2015

    Kids are not getting the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, but red, sweet, juicy strawberries are one healthy fruit that you won't have any trouble getting your child to eat. strawberries fruits vegetables MyPlate nutrition The Season for Strawberries The Season for Strawberries Jess…

  • Avoid Barbecue Blunders with Simple Home Food Safety Tips

    05/11/2015

    As grills across the country heat up for backyard barbecues, so does the risk of food poisoning, making this the perfect time to remind grill masters how to protect themselves and their guests. barbecue blunders bbq food safety tips food poisoning grilling grill backyard barbeque Avoid Barbecue Blun…

  • The Gluten-Free Diet: Building the Grocery List

    05/22/2015

    Consuming even the smallest amounts gluten can damage the intestines of someone with celiac disease. Remember these points when building your grocery list. The Gluten-Free Diet: Building the Grocery List Celiac disease shopping gluten-free gluten-free gluten celiac The Gluten-Free Diet: Building the…

  • Practice Food Safety this World Health Day

    04/07/2015

    Each year millions of people become sick from contaminated food or water. That's why this year's World Health Day focus — food safety — is so important. Practice Food Safety this World Health Day World Health Day Food Safety food poisoning avoid food poisoning Practice Food Safety this World…

  • Happier Meals for Kids at the Drive-Thru

    04/29/2015

    Fast food meals for kids have gotten healthier, but these quick-serve food establishments remain a minefield of less-than-desirable choices. ker kids eat right drive-thru drive thru happy meals fast food fast-food Happier Meals for Kids at the Drive-Thru Happier Meals for Kids at the Drive-Thru Eliz…

  • Start a Container Garden with Your Family

    04/21/2015

    If you want to eat local, know where your food is coming from, save money and reap healthy rewards, start a home garden! There's a harvest of benefits when you involve kids in the process, too. ker kids eat right container garden gardening harvest harvesting grown growing Start a Container Garde…

  • Reduce Risk During Cancer Control Month

    04/20/2015

    April is Cancer Control Month, a time to focus on what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. Cancer Control Month cancer April cancer nutrition Reduce Risk During Cancer Control Month Reduce Risk During Cancer Control Month Jill Kohn April is Cancer Control Month, a time to focus on what you can…

  • Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids

    04/21/2015

    Vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets or defective bone growth. Make sure your child is getting enough vitamin D each day by including milk with most meals. Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids Made in your body, vitamin D plays an important role …

  • How to Raise a Future Foodie

    04/03/2015

    Move over picky eaters: Recently, there’s an emerging trend of children who are miniature gourmets, or "foodies." How to Raise a Future Foodie How to Raise a Future Foodie Karen Ansel Move over picky eaters: There's an emerging trend of children who are miniature gourmets, or "fo…