popular topics in general nutrition

  • Coconut and coconut milk
    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
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Young girl eating a oatmeal with berries after a workout
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Counting the calories in each morsel of food that you eat is not the way to go. But you can get a general idea of how many total calories you should eat each day, to either maintain or lose weight, with the following formula: First find your BM...
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    Healthy Snacks
    14 Unhealthy "Health" Foods
    Just because a food is marketed as healthy doesn't always mean it is. From astronomical portion sizes to sugar-laden beverages, this list of 14 deceiving foods will have you re-thinking your choices the next time you're perusing the grocery aisle...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Usda Food Pyramid
    USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet
    USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family DietEating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for your child's proper growth and development, but how do you know if your child is getting the nutrients he needs? The following guidelines laid out by...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    "USDA MyPlate" Food Guidelines
    The USDA presents an easy way to fit the five major food groups on your plate at every meal. Use this visual guide to design a healthy plate for your family. ...
  • Apples and Cheese
    Nutritional Information
    9 Snacks with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
    High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is everywhere you look, from the breads you eat to the soft drinks you consume. HFCS has been linked to the obesity epidemic and the development of type two diabetes. Although it may seem impossible to avoid, the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • WomanatDoctor
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    9 Must-Have Health Tests for Women
    Hey mom, we know you're busy taking care of your family, but when was the last time you took the time to take care of yourself? Find out what health tests are most important, so you and your doctor can make sure you stay in tip-top shape for a lo...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Children's Nutritional Needs
    The Best Brain Foods
    Do your brain a favor and feed it foods packed with nutrients to keep it healthy and fit. Decrease your chance of disease while improving your mood, thinking, and mental skills with these brain-boosting super foods. Source: WebMD ...
  • 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...
  • Are We Too Sweet
    Healthy Snacks
    Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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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 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
    General Nutrition
    Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Important
    Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Important There are so many reasons to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. Everyone Needs to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables A growing body of research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to pro...
  • 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 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...
  • Family Life
    Kidney Stones
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. ChildrenIf you need another reason to avoid feeding your children processed and junk food, you've got one: It's a suspected cause of a growing health problem in young children – kidney stones.A recent New York...
    Nancy Witting