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  • Food
    Dietary Guidelines
    Set Up Healthy Patterns
    Set Up Healthy PatternsThe psychology of food is a huge and complex subject. But you know yourself that there's a strong relationship between your food and your emotions. From wanting comfort foods when you're ill to rewarding yourself with a ch...
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    Picky Eaters
    15 Ways to Disguise Vegetables
    Your kid won't go near vegetables? See if you can sneak in a few here and there with some of these suggestions. ...
  • Food
    Dairy
    Which Type of Milk Is Best?
    Our expert explains the differences between types of milk, and how to choose the right one for your family. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Wallet-Sized Winter Seasonal Produce List
    Print, cut out, and take along this handy wallet-sized shopping list to help you remember the freshest vegetables and fruits you can buy during the winter months of December, January, and February. Buying fresh, organic produce is good for you an...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Wallet-Sized Fall Seasonal Produce List
    Print, cut out, and take along this handy wallet-sized shopping list to help you remember the freshest vegetables and fruits you can buy during the fall months of September, October, and November. Buying fresh, organic produce is good for you and...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Wallet-Sized Spring Seasonal Produce List
    Print, cut out, and take along this handy wallet-sized shopping list to help you remember the freshest vegetables and fruits you can buy during the spring months of March, April, and May. Buying fresh, organic produce is good for you and for the ...
  • Food
    Fruits and Vegetables
    How Well Do You Know Your Vegetables?
    Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables: Which type brings the most nutritional value to the table? Take this quiz to test your veggie smarts! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Wallet-Sized Summer Seasonal Produce List
    Print, cut out, and take along this handy wallet-sized shopping list to help you remember the freshest vegetables and fruits you can buy during the summer months of June, July, and August. Buying fresh, organic produce is good for you and for the...
  • General Health Printables
    Wallet-Sized Organic Shopping List
    Print, cut out, and take along this handy wallet-sized healthy produce shopping list to help remember what fruits and vegetables are on the dirty dozen and clean 15 lists, so you know what produce to buy organic and conventional. ...
  • Food
    Food Groups
    Nutrition Quiz: Myth or Fact?
    Are you a health whiz? Do you know what's best for you and your children? Take our nutrition quiz to find out surprising facts and bogus myths. ...
  • Food
    Food Groups
    Exploring the Food Groups
    Exploring the Food Groups Besides the wonderful aromas, flavors, and textures that food has, each food group provides varying amounts of diverse nutrients. Each one of the five food groups supplies some, but not all, of the nutrients you need for...
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    Organic Foods
    14 Must-Buy Organic Foods
    Pesticides help protect crops by warding off damaging weeds, diseases, and bugs, but they also leave a residue on our produce. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certain fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Family Gardening
    6 Easy-to-Grow Garden Vegetables
    Are you starting a garden, but don't trust your green thumb? Check out these easy-to-grow garden favorites! ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Juice Nutrition Quiz
    Print out and take this quiz on the nutritional value of juice. Check your answers with the attached answer key. ...
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    Food Allergies
    6 Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
    Like most food allergies, a milk allergy is a serious health issue, and is different than simply being lactose intolerant. According to the National Institutes of Health, lactose intolerance is a digestive system disorder, while a milk allergy is...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Healthy Vegetables and Fruits Quiz
    Print out and use this quiz to test your family's knowledge about healthy vegetables and fruits. Check your answers on the attached answer sheet. ...
  • Word Searches Printables
    Fresh Fruit Word Search
    Look across and down to find the words in this word search. ...
  • Food
    Planning Healthy Meals
    Buying the Right Protein for Your Diet
    Buying the Right Protein for Your Diet When buying beef, pork, lamb, and veal, look for lean, well-trimmed cuts. Meats are graded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) according to their fat content and texture. Prime indicates t...