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...

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...

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