MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 2

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“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” This starts right at the grocery store. When reading food labels, keep in mind the information listed is PER SERVING. Learn how many servings there are per container and the serving size for the product. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is knowing how many calories, sodium, fat, protein, carbohydrates, […]

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH – Part 1

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March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. Let’s think about this, small bites equal one large bite. Why not begin changing nutrition habits slowly by taking small steps, and then gradually continuing this trend to make a pretty big change in your nutrition habits. For example, for the […]

The Importance of Breakfast

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BREAKFAST is very important. Studies show that children perform better in school and adults tend to be have more energy and have less of a tendency to be overweight if they eat a healthy breakfast each day…and we are not talking about a high sugar breakfast. The World Health Organization (WHO) wants Americans to stop […]

On-The-Go Eating

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Eating on the go? If so, beware of being in a hurry and skipping meals or going too many hours between meals. There are many to-go nonperishable snacks you can keep in your desk drawer, car, purse, backpack, or briefcase. Peanut butter, whole grain crackers, tuna with crackers, whole-grain snack bars, fruit packs, nuts, cereal, […]

February is National Heart Month

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What can you do to lower your risk of developing heart disease? Read food labels to determine how much salt is in one serving size of a product. A diet that contains more than one teaspoon of salt a day (2400 mg.) is associated with high blood pressure. This affects one in four American adults, […]

Sugary Drink Calories

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How many calories is one sugary drink? There are approximately 150 calories in one sugary drink; this is the same amount of calories found in two slices of bread. You can cut your calories easily by switching to water or unsweetened drinks. So, the next time you reach for a soda, energy drink, or sports […]

Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

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Just because Super Bowl parties are festive and fun, doesn’t mean you have to blow your calories and overeat. Include snacks like guacamole, hummus, and dips made with yogurt. BUT, skip the chips and use veggies for dipping. Enjoy grilled meats such as hamburger or chicken, but again, skip the higher carbohydrate foods, such as […]

Cold Weather “Old Wives’ Tale”

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Is the cold weather, colds, or flu season slowing you down? It may not be just an “old wives’ tale” that a warm bowl of vegetable soup, chili, or homemade chicken noodle soup may help you feel better. All of these hot food items contain plenty of ingredients packed with good nutrition. Green beans, corn, […]

Quality Protein Bars

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Choose a quality protein bar to replace a snack or meal. For snacks, choose under 200 calories and for meal replacement, choose protein bars with greater than 200 calories. Read labels to determine the protein, sugar, and fat calories. Next, read the ingredients to see just where these calories are coming from. For a really […]

New Year’s Meal Traditions

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Happy New Year! The New Year’s tradition of black-eyed peas and cabbage is very healthy, because both of these foods are packed with good nutrition. An one-cup serving of black-eyed peas contains only 130 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of protein, and over 5 grams of fiber per serving. Cabbage has 17 calories […]