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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...

Mental Health and Diabetes

People living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. In fact, the rates of depression are two times greater for people with...

Prediabetes

Prediabetes, or borderline diabetes, is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. In the United States, 88 million adults,...

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...

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

What are Non-Nutritive Sweeteners? Non-nutritive sweeteners are sweetening agents that have a higher sweetening intensity and a lower caloric content than caloric sweeteners like sucrose or corn...

E-cigarettes (Electronic Cigarettes)

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-hookah, vape pens, vapes, tank systems, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), have recently gained popularity over...

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....

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