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Nutrition Information on the Web: How to Spot False Claims

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. There is a lot of bad, and sometimes even dangerous, advice swirling around...

Eight Ways to Get Five a Day

A healthy diet is often described as one that is rich in fruits and vegetables. But how many servings of produce per day is enough to really reap the health benefits? Is...

Deciphering Tricky Food Labels

Reading food labels should be a routine part of your trips to the grocery store, but it can be confusing. Food manufacturers use all kinds of misleading wording to convince consumers that...

10 Strategies for Parents of Picky Eaters

Does your toddler refuse to eat anything except chicken nuggets or mac-and-cheese? Does your preschooler rarely eat a green vegetable or fruit that is not in gummy form? Kids who are picky...

Foods Men Should Avoid as They Age

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness and educate men about health issues that are unique to them. While women’s health gets a lot of attention, men also face...

Added Sugar is Not So Sweet

Even if you eat what you consider to be a healthy diet, you may be eating more sugar than you realize. There is so much hidden sugar in processed foods and beverages,...

Living with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 9-15, 2021. The focus is to raise awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis. It’s estimated that more than 32 million Americans have a serious and potentially...

Growing Your Own Food for Beginners

Sustainable living is more than just a buzzword or a trend. As more and more people are finding ways they can practice a sustainable lifestyle—one that prioritizes the use of natural and...

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10 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

Let’s face it, fitting in a complete workout for an hour or more at the gym or going to a fitness class...

Gluten: Myths Versus Facts

Gluten has gotten a bad rap in recent years. Gluten-free diets have become quite a trendy diet fad, and food companies, restaurants,...

Women’s Health Checklist at Every Stage of Life

May is Women’s Health Month, with National Women’s Health Week kicking off, fittingly, on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022, and running through...

Five Exercises to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood

When you’re under a lot of stress and feeling overwhelmed, exercising is probably the last thing you want to do. But it...

Rethink Your Drink: Reducing Sugary Beverages in Your Diet

Did you know that the habit of drinking sugar-loaded drinks like sodas, juices, flavored coffees, and energy drinks has increased a whopping...