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Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Children need to develop good eating habits early in life. Being overweight is a common nutrition problem among American children today, tripling since the 1970s. Being overweight during childhood...

Using & Storing Apples

South Carolina-grown apples are available from late August to November. Apples are Good for You Apples are: a good source of fiber. a source of potassium and vitamin C. low calorie—81 calories per...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Halt Salt!

Most Americans eat too much salt. A pinch of salt here and a dash of salt there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium in the diet. Choosing foods that are lower in salt and sodium is key...

Planning Meals for a Family

Eating Meals at Home Has Benefits Many of today’s children and adults are part of a generation that has grown up in restaurants and fast-food eateries. Preparing and eating meals at home is a better...

Stretch Your Food Dollars Part 3: At Home

During challenging economic times, Americans try to stretch their dollars. Food is a flexible budget expense that can be reduced when money is tight. You can serve satisfying meals within your food...

Planning to Eat Out

Why Do You Eat Out? Most American consumers desire quick, easy, and flavorful food. Eating out has become part of our busy everyday lifestyle. The typical American eats more than five meals per week...

30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You

We can benefit from taking small daily steps to improve our diet and lifestyle. Follow these 30 steps from http://myplate.gov  to get started. On the internet, go to...

Vary Your Veggies

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2½ cups of vegetables every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. You may need to eat more or less, depending on your calorie level....

Focus on Fruits

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2 cups of fruits every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The fruit food group contains whole fruits and 100% fruit juice. Some...

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