popular topics in general nutrition

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
    Sickly Sweet: The Truth Behind High-Fructose Corn Syrup
    Sickly Sweet: The Truth Behind High-Fructose Corn Syrup High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become a favorite target of many health-conscious consumers, who contend that it is a major cause of the obesity "epidemic" in the United States. Indeed,...
    Nancy Witting
  • Food
    Vitamins and Supplements
    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children
    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children, and adolescents. As recently as 2003, the AAP recommended 200 international units (IU...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
    Print out this quiz to test your family's knowledge of healthy eating. Check your answers with the attached answer key. ...
  • 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. ...
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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
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Good-for-You Foods Quiz
    Print out this quiz to find out how much you and your child know about good-for-you foods! Check your answers with the attached answer key ...
  • Vegetables in Fridge
    Organic Foods
    Going Organic: Is It Worth the Cost?
    Going Organic: Is It Worth the Cost? The general perception among consumers seems to be that organic food is the way to go — if you can afford it. People who choose to buy organic foods do so for varying reasons. Some say that organically grow...
    Liz Casler
  • Close up of tomatoes on a vine I ngarden
    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
    Ice Cream
    Do You Scream for Ice Cream?
    How much do you know about the all-time favorite dessert? Remember, some of this remains unproven folklore -- but take your chances, anyway! ...
  • 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. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Pumpkins
    Got Pumpkin Power?
    They're big, they're orange, and they taste great in pies -- but how much do you really know about the greatest of the gourds? ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
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    Feed Me!
    Feed Me! Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 45 minutes Materials: 1 large sheet poster board or cardboard Scissors Markers and crayons Food pictures cut from magazines Here is a fun way to help your ch...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Collage
    Paper-Plate Meals
    Paper-Plate Meals Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes Materials: Paper plates Magazines Scissors White craft glue Help your child learn about nutrition and balanced meals with this activity. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Scrambled Words II
    Print out and use this scrambled words activity sheet to enhance your child's knowledge of nutrition. Check your answers with the attached answer key. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Family Nutrition Assessment
    Use this worksheet to assess your family's eating and physical activity, and see where improvement is needed. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Mix and Match
    Print out and use this Mix and Match activity sheet to enhance your child's knowledge of nutrition. Check your answers with the attached answer key. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Scrambled Words
    Print out and use this Scrambled Words activity sheet to enhance your child's knowledge of nutrition. Check your answers on the attached answer key. ...