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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...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the third most common chronic disease in terms of prevalence. Heart disease affects both men and women and it causes about 610,000 deaths in the United States each year. Risk...

FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

Food Safety and Nutrition Agent The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 2017 Food Code in February 2018. Periodically the FDA reviews, updates, and releases a new Food...

Tetanus

What is Tetanus? Tetanus, also known as “lockjaw” is an acute disease caused by the bacteria/germ Clostridium tetani. This germ produces a harmful chemical toxin, that when allowed to enter the body...

Sleep

Sleeping is a basic human need that has become increasingly more important from a public health perspective. Sleep is related to physical health, mental health, emotional health, and daily...

Gluten Free Labeling of Foods

Gluten refers to specific proteins (e.g. glutelins and prolamins) that are naturally found in gluten-containing grains. For some, especially those with celiac disease, these proteins can cause...

MyPlate

In order to replace the dated food pyramid concept, the MyPlate was introduced in 2011. MyPlate was introduced alongside the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has further been updated with...

Nutrition Labeling

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act was established to provide consumers with accurate information about what is in the food products they are eating. The law provides rules for nutrition...

Stress Management

What is Stress? Stress is a process in which environmental demands strain an organism’s adaptive capacity resulting in both psychological demands as well as biological changes that could place at...

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