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  • 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
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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
  • Family Life
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    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 we...
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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...
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    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. ...
  • Family Life
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    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 we...
  • 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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  • Food
    Fat
    Which Fats Are Good for You?
    Which Fats Are Good for You? For years, there has been an incredible amount of hype over fat. Fat clogs your arteries, fat increases your cholesterol, fat causes weight gain—fat is the root of all evil. However, some kinds of fat are not just ...
  • Food
    Carbohydrates
    Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice
    Carbohydrates: Fuel of Choice Carbohydrate is the high-octane fuel for exercise and should provide at least 55 percent of an athlete's total daily calories. To get a bit more technical, you should consume approximately 3.0 to 4.5 grams of carboh...
  • Food
    Food Labels
    Reading Food Labels
    Reading Food Labels As mentioned earlier, frozen and canned items can be convenient and tasty. Just remember to read the labels carefully and keep the following tips in mind: For full frozen meals, always read the label and look for less than 4...
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    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
  • Food
    Food Labels
    How to Decode Nutritional Labels
    How to Decode Nutritional Labels First, figure out how much food was analyzed by the folks who prepared the nutrition label. Serving size clearly describes this set amount of food. Of course, most packages contain more than one serving, and “S...
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    Iron
    Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Sources of Iron
    Symptoms of Iron Deficiency and Sources of Iron Iron deficiency is the most widespread type of vitamin or mineral deficiency in the world. Do you constantly experience sluggishness, irritability, and headaches? Perhaps you suffer from this con...
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    Calcium
    Calcium and Healthy Bones
    Calcium and Healthy Bones Why bother with calcium? Imagine your bones as your calcium bank. Over the years, you can develop quite an extensive savings account by taking in plenty of calcium-rich foods and supplementing your diet with calcium pi...
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    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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    Antioxidants
    Selenium: The Newest Antioxidant
    Selenium: The Newest Antioxidant Selenium is an important trace mineral in the human body that is essential for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland. Selenium is also an imperative part of the antioxidant workforce that pro...