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Jul 27, 2009

Introduce kids to berries that are loaded with health benefits - colorful and sweet too

The Berry Health Benefits Symposium just convened and more and more wonderful health benefits are being discovered from our tasty fruit, the Berry family: Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Cranberries Blackberries And other berries Helps p...
Jul 20, 2009

New healthy food ratings - will they help us eat healthier or make us more confused?

With the big push for eating healthier, companies are introducing new healthy rating food systems.  With food labels and health claims splattered all over the packaging, it can become very confusing!Let's take a look at what is out there: Food Labels...
Jul 17, 2009

Finding ways to buy healthy foods at a discount!

I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an aisle that had many grains, nuts and seeds but they were in big containers and unpackaged. They were much cheaper because these food items were not packaged. You grab a bag and buy only the amount that you n...
Jul 13, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips - Make fruits fun for kids

Make Monday fruit-friendly for kids. Peel and section oranges and grapefruits, chop cantaloupes, cut up apples and pineapples, add a few cherries – then let your kids make faces with the fruit before eating! Mondays are a great day to renew Family ...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
Jul 10, 2009

Food industry may start to support legislature that limits junk food in schools

The food and beverage industry may finally be seeing the light or maybe I should say the "health".With more and more states trying to limit or eliminate junk food from schools, high sugar, high fat food manufacturers are beginning to realize they are f...
Jul 06, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make outdoor eating healthy

This Monday make outdoor eating healthy Choose lean-meats and fat-free hot dogs on whole grain buns.   Add cucumbers, tomatoes and sprouts for crunch, flavor and vitamins.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Jun 29, 2009

Healthy Monday - Color up your child's salad with fruits!

This Monday prepare for the 4th with fruit Go red, white and blue with pomegranate, bananas and grapes in your salad. Blend strawberries, plain non-fat yogurt and blueberries for a smoothie rich in flavor and antioxidants.Mondays are a great day to re...
Jun 12, 2009

Is it okay for grandma to spoil your child with too much sweets?

Grandparents, they are so loving to their grandkids. But what do you do if the grandparent is teaching your kids unhealthy habits? I was at a graduation party last weekend and noticed a grandparent feeding her grandchild the following: chocolate ch...
Jun 05, 2009

Seasonal fruit- strawberries gives a tasty boost in getting kids to eat fruit

We know kids don't get enough fruit and vegetables in their diet. Strawberries are a great source of vitamins and a great way to get kids eating fruit. There are so many different desserts you can make with it and naturally sweet.Here are some health...
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