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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...

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...

Treat Your Body Like a Computer

Have you ever compared your body to a computer? Both need daily care and maintenance to improve their performance and keep them from “crashing.” When your body takes longer to “start,” runs slower...

Smart Snacking

“I’m hungry! What can I eat?” This is often the first words that a child says when they get home from school. If your child or teen’s next mealtime is more than an hour away, offer them some healthy...

Comfort Foods: Healthier Options

When the weather gets cooler and the leaves start turning beautiful colors, you may look forward to warm, rich and hearty comfort foods. Unfortunately, they can wreck your diet and cause you to pack...

Quick Meals

Quick meals are a necessity, especially when time is limited by working outside the home, participating in many community activities, or staying busy with small children or elderly parents. Throwing...

Choosing Breakfast Cereals

Ready-to-eat cereal is one of the most popular breakfast choices in the United States. According to PBS Kids, every year Americans eat enough cereal to stretch a chain of the empty boxes to the moon...

Making Your Own Baby Food

You don’t have to buy commercially prepared food for your baby. Homemade baby food is easy to make, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. It can be as nutritious, if not more nutritious, than...

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