Author: Janis G. Hunter

Breast Milk or Infant Formula?

Both breast milk and infant formula will help your baby grow. However, breast milk is the best first food for babies, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic...

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Nutritional Needs Pregnant and breastfeeding women and teens have special nutritional needs. Eating well is especially important to help mother and baby stay healthy. Every pregnant woman should...

Fluid Needs

Why Beverages are Important All beverages are mostly water, which is a nutrient that is essential to life. Every person’s body function is dependent on water, and you can live only a few days...

Reading the New Food Labels

A smart shopper reads food labels to find out more about the foods they eat. How many calories or fat grams are in a serving? Does this food contain trans fat? Is it low in sodium? Is it a good...

When it Comes to Chocolate, Choose Dark

Craving some chocolate? Who can blame you? It tastes delicious, has a pleasing aroma and texture, and adds appeal to some nutritious foods. Chocolate can fit within a healthful eating plan, but only...

Planning for Snacks

What is a Snack? A snack is a food and/or beverage consumed between meals when you are hungry or bored. It should be: nutrient-rich and planned as part of your daily menu. satisfying enough to...

Feeding Your Infant

Food for Baby’s First Year Baby’s first food is breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula. Breast milk is the perfect food and is made especially for your baby, but infant formula will provide...

Serve a Healthful, Low-Cost Holiday Meal

Good nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. In 2010 the following menu could be prepared at home to serve eight people for less than $31. Holiday Menu That...

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You!

Get moving and eat healthfully during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, prevent holiday weight gain by balancing your physical activity with your food intake. Set a...

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