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  • 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...
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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. ...
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    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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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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...
  • 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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    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...
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    Antioxidants
    Antioxidants and Your Health
    Antioxidants and Your Health Nutri-Speak Free radicals can be described as unstable, hyperactive atoms that literally trek around your body damaging healthy cells and tissues. Most of us have heard about antioxidants, but I bet a good number of...
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    Fiber
    How Much Fiber Do You Need in Your Diet?
    How Much Fiber Do You Need in Your Diet? Although there's no Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for fiber, most health experts agree that we should aim for 25 to 35 grams of dietary fiber each day (a mix of both soluble and insoluble). The follo...
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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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    Fiber
    Fiber Facts: What Is Fiber Anyway?
    Fiber Facts: What Is Fiber Anyway? Fiber is a mix of many different substances found in plant cell walls and is not digestible by the human body. In it comes and out it goes. How can a substance we cannot even digest (and, by the way, has no nut...
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    Sodium
    Reducing Salt in Your Diet
    Reducing Salt in Your Diet Giving up salt doesn't mean giving up the pleasure of eating. However, you'll need to be a bit more selective with certain food products and much more creative in the seasoning department. The following guidelines can ...
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    Fat
    The "Fat-Phobic" Generation
    The "Fat-Phobic" Generation Sure, a low-fat lifestyle is the way to go, but some misinterpret this message and become utterly neurotic. Are you afraid to even touch anything that might have once possibly come in contact with fat? When ordering ...