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HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT … TURN SCARY FOOD ALLERGIES INTO FUN

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Halloween is a fun time for carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, going out trick-or-treating and having a Halloween party.  Many kids wait all year for the night when they can go out collecting candy, candy and more candy.  Although trick-or-treating is fun, it can be a scary horror for children with food allergies. A […] [Read More]
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PUMPKIN … Don’t Just Carve It, Eat the Powerhouse!

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   Pumpkin is more than just a decorative Halloween candleholder, it’s a nutritious powerhouse; so, don’t try to dodge the pumpkins at the local farmer’s market, pick one up and buy it.  Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family that should not only be carved, but eaten.  Pumpkin is one of the most nutritious […] [Read More]
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Grilling and Chilling

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Hot off the grill Summertime means grilling time. Although summer is the traditional time for grilling and chilling, many of us grill all year long. Did you know that according to a survey conducted by the American Dietetic Association, nearly 48% of all Americans fire up the barbecue year round. How popular is grilling in […] [Read More]
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March 10, 2010 is REGISTERED DIETITIANS DAY

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  Registered Dietitians…  Bring Food and Nutrition Who is a Registered Dietitian? Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices Trust a Registered Dietitian When you need food […] [Read More]
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Nutrition From the Ground Up

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March is National Nutrition Month®.   National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign that is created annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for March 2010 is “Nutrition From the Ground Up.”  The […] [Read More]
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Cold Weather and Your Lungs

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If you have lung disease, you may wonder why you feel more breathless when the thermometer drops. For some people with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) and asthma, breathing cold, dry air can cause constriction of the airways.  The airways are the hollow tubes that connect the mouth and nose to the alveoli. Alveoli are […] [Read More]
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Hurrraaayyy It’s MARDI GRAS!

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Excitement, parades, floats, costumes, colors, music playing, delicious food and fun, fun, fun;  It’s MARDI GRAS!  Mardi Gras has been traced back to Medieval Europe, so bring a little tradition and an essence of New Orleans into your supper meal tonight.  Find some delicious Mardi Gras meal ideas in any of your favorite cookbooks or on the internet.  […] [Read More]
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CHOCOLATE! A Tasty Sweet for Your Sweetheart

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. Not only is chocolate a sweet gift, but dark chocolate, when eaten in moderation, is a healthy treat. Not only is it satisfying, dark chocolate provides nutritional value because in contains healthy antioxidants, phytochemicals and flavonoids. The flavonoids come from the cocoa bean extracts in dark chocolate, […] [Read More]
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