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Put Your Best Fork Forward

National Nutrition Month®  is a month-long nutrition education and information campaign that is put on by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The idea behind the theme is that every bite counts and that taking small steps to change our eating habits can result …

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February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board.

As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend …

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Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to make resolutions designed to improve your life to become a happier, healthier, and wealthier person. Unfortunately, some resolutions are not realistic and set us up for failure from the start. A very small percentage of us manage to maintain these lofty resolutions.

However, there are small …

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Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!

January’s grain of the month is OATS. Americans buy more oats at this time of year than in any other month – and January has long been celebrated as National Oatmeal Month.

Oats at a Glance

Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but …

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Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats

As we head into the season of overindulgence, it’s good to know that some holiday “treats” can actually be nutritiously guilt-free if we eat them in moderation. Read on to find the hidden health benefits of some classic favorites.

Sweet Potatoes: Sure, it’s a no-brainer that sweet potatoes are a source of vitamins, but these …

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Eating Right on the Run

Ever feel like you’re moving through your work day at the speed of light with barely enough time to eat, much less eat healthy?  The combination of stress, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise can lead to becoming overweight and the development of chronic health conditions such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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Crops in Season: October 2016

Autumn, which technically started on the 22nd day of September is a good time to FALL back into good nutrition!

Many Florida crops are in season now. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); avocados, bell peppers, carambolas, cucumbers, grapefruits, guavas, mushrooms, oranges, peanuts, squash, sweet corn, tangerines and tomatoes are …

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Hold the Sugar

A “sweet tooth” is something we are probably all guilty of having, to some degree.  Eating the occasional cookie or slice of pie isn’t a crime and can have a place in the American diet, if consumed in moderation.  Unfortunately, in our society there are enormous opportunities for sugary food, even in places where …

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Healthy Concession Stands

 

FALL IS IN THE AIR, AND THAT MEANS FOOTBALL…AND CONCESSION STAND FOOD

Whether it is football, baseball or basketball season, they all have one thing in common, concession stands with their unhealthy food options. During a regular season, foods that are available in concession stands may be the only mealtime option for busy families …

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Supermarket Smarts

Do you consider buying groceries a real grind? A necessary evil? Well, it may never turn into a fun adventure for you, but there are some things you can do to make it easier on you and your budget.

Grocery shopping actually begins at home:

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