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  • 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 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. ...
  • 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
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
    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. ...
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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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    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
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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
    Food Additives
    Food Additives
    Food AdditivesPyridoxine hydrochloride. Niacinamide. Thiamin mononitrate. Sodium ascorbate. The gobbledygook on food label ingredient lists may sound suspicious, like chemical additives you want nothing to do with, never mind feed to your child. ...
  • Food
    Ice Cream
    Ice Cream Personality Quiz
    Get the scoop on what your ice cream preferences say about you! Take our yummy quiz. ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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? ...