Author: Janis G. Hunter

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...

Control Holiday Weight Gain

The two-month long “sweet season” begins with leftover Halloween candy and winds down with pumpkin and pecan pie, eggnog, fruitcake and candy. Bite by bite the ounces add up to pounds, unless you...

Healthy Holiday Gifts

Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and more than half don’t get enough physical activity. This holiday season encourage your friends and relatives to eat healthier and get...

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...

Food Allergies

What Is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to food, even a very small amount. The body’s disease-fighting (immune) system mistakenly thinks the food is harmful and produces...

Partners for Healthy Eating

Parents and children are partners for healthy eating. Parents are responsible for what foods are offered to their children, as well as when and where these foods are eaten, both at home and away...

Antioxidants

What Oxidation Does Have you noticed how fast an apple turns brown after it is cut? Have you ever tasted vegetable oil that has become rancid? Both of these changes are caused by cell damage due to...

Brighten Up With Breakfast

Why is Breakfast Important? Your mother always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Believe it or not, research shows that she was right!   Breakfast means...

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween is a festive day that kids enjoy, because they get dressed up and get treats. Enjoy the holiday with your kids, but carefully plan what you will do at your house to assure that healthy...

Minerals

Minerals are substances like calcium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc that are found in rocks and the soil. Why We Need Them Minerals are needed for optimal nutrition. They work in two ways in the body:...

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian influenza (AI), commonly called “bird flu”, is a virus in the Influenza Type A group which includes avian, swine, equine, and human flu viruses. The avian influenza virus affects...

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