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Non-Food Rewards for Kids

There is currently a childhood obesity epidemic. Over 18 percent of children are obese. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three...

Go Lean With Protein

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend that most adults and children eat about 5½ ounce equivalents of protein daily. This is based on a 2,000-calorie diet and is part of an overall healthy...

Whole Grains

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines promote following a healthy eating pattern across all life stages. The recommendation for grains at the 2,000 calorie level is 6 ounce-equivalents per day. At least...

Using & Storing Summer Squash

South Carolina-grown summer squash is available mid-May through September. Summer Squash is Good for You Summer squash is very low in calories. Many squash varieties provide: vitamin C, vitamin A...

COVID-19: The Science behind the Mask

COVID-19 is the disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus that scientists are working hard to understand. The origin of the virus, how it is spread, and strategies...

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...

Navigating Trending Diets

Introduction There is not a universal approach to diet that satisfies all nutritional requirements and long-term health goals. For many people, the word “diet” has many negative thoughts and...

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