There is nothing more important to our health than what we put into our bodies. Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. To live a healthy life, we must educate ourselves on nutrition so we can  make healthy choices for ourselves and our family.

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Make Holiday Recipies More Healthy

Posted on Nov 18th, 2010

Baked goods are symbolic of happy times with friends and family, especially around the holidays. Making substitutions to some of your favorite…

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Nutrient Dense Snacks

Posted on Feb 21st, 2011

Do you ever find yourself hungry and dragging at work, and lunch is still 2 hours away? Instead of carousing the vending machines or grabbing the…

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Beans, Beans…

Posted on Mar 28th, 2011

Beans are an excellent source of iron, fiber, protein, minerals and much much more! They are low in saturated fat as well as low in sodium if…

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The Incredible, Edible Egg

Posted on Apr 18th, 2011

If you plan on having an Easter egg hunt with hard boiled eggs, make sure that the eggs have been properly stored and prepared. Did you know these…

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The Most Important Meal of the Day

Posted on May 4th, 2011

Breakfast is well known as being the most important meal of the day. A lot of times people are not hungry when they first wake up. If one waits to…

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Healthy Eating

Posted on Jun 27th, 2011

Healthy eating and nutrition starts at birth. Breastmilk is the best nutrition for a baby. It provides protective antibodies, healthy fats and over…

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School Lunch

Posted on Aug 19th, 2011

 School is starting right around the corner. How will you make sure that your child is properly nourished at school? Keep these tips in mind when…

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Eating Healthy During the Fall Harvest

Posted on Sep 19th, 2011

With the mornings becoming more brisk and the leaves starting to change colors, fall is right around the corner. That means that you will be seeing…

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Trick or Treat – Healthy Eating During Halloween

Posted on Oct 27th, 2011

Halloween can be a fun time to dress up your kids and go trick or treating. Cute costumes, brisk fall air, the change in season and of…

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Give Thanks for Your Food

Posted on Nov 28th, 2011

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to stop and look at all the things there are to be thankful for in your life: family, friends, a good job,…

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Don’t Forget Your Fruits & Veggies This Winter

Posted on Dec 19th, 2011

Not sure what to bring to your next Holiday gathering or celebration with friends and family? Fruits and veggies are a great (and easy) option to…

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Don’t Forget to Add Your ‘Green’ This Holiday

Posted on Dec 17th, 2012

The holidays are in full swing this year, bringing a lot of opportunities for family and friend get togethers. Many people worry about how the…

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Make Half Your Grains Whole

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

September is whole grains month which makes it a great opportunity to learn more about whole grains and find new ways to include them in family meal…

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Don’t Forget Your Fruits and Veggies This Winter

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

Not sure what to bring to your next Holiday gathering or celebration with friends and family? Fruits and veggies are a great (and easy) option to…

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014

Research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food is purchased over another. So what are consumers to do when the taste of favorite…

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Take Care Of Your Body And It Will Take Care Of You

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2014

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and with more than 23 million children and teenagers between the age of 2-19 overweight or…

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Fruits and Veggies: More Matters

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014

‘Eat your fruits and vegetables’. This seems to be a phrase we hear often and almost to the point that it no longer holds its meaning. This…

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Gluten – Good or Gluttony?

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, barley and rye. It gives a chewy texture to breads and can be extracted and used in the manufacturing…

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National Nutrition Month

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015

This National Nutrition Month, the Academy Encourages Everyone to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle There is no one food, drink, pill or machine that…

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Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

As health care costs continue to rise, employers are searching for effective ways of lowering—or at least controlling—those costs.  One…

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