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Jul 29, 2009

Childhood obesity predicted to shorten kids lives.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, made the opening remarks at the conference, "Weight of the Nation".  She stated "the childhood obesity epidemic so severe in our country that this generation of kids could be the first in mor...
Jul 27, 2009

Introduce kids to berries that are loaded with health benefits - colorful and sweet too

The Berry Health Benefits Symposium just convened and more and more wonderful health benefits are being discovered from our tasty fruit, the Berry family: Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Cranberries Blackberries And other berries Helps p...
Jul 24, 2009

Calories can be hidden in the most unsuspecting foods - teach kids to ask for dressing on the side!

I liked to share with you a little story:My mother-in-law, I call her Ma, is always watching her calories and trying to eat healthy.  Her and my father-in-law, I call him Dad, went out to dinner one evening.  Dad looks over the menu and orders his us...
Jul 20, 2009

New healthy food ratings - will they help us eat healthier or make us more confused?

With the big push for eating healthier, companies are introducing new healthy rating food systems.  With food labels and health claims splattered all over the packaging, it can become very confusing!Let's take a look at what is out there: Food Labels...
Jul 17, 2009

Finding ways to buy healthy foods at a discount!

I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an aisle that had many grains, nuts and seeds but they were in big containers and unpackaged. They were much cheaper because these food items were not packaged. You grab a bag and buy only the amount that you n...
Jul 13, 2009

Healthy Monday Tips - Make fruits fun for kids

Make Monday fruit-friendly for kids. Peel and section oranges and grapefruits, chop cantaloupes, cut up apples and pineapples, add a few cherries – then let your kids make faces with the fruit before eating! Mondays are a great day to renew Family ...
Jul 13, 2009

Have fair fun with the kids but also keep healthy eating in mind

The fair is a great family event and I took my kids every year. It is one of our fun memories. We are city folks, so seeing the cows and chickens and other 4H events was really enjoyable.The fair offers a great fun time for all and lots of goodies to...
Jul 10, 2009

Food industry may start to support legislature that limits junk food in schools

The food and beverage industry may finally be seeing the light or maybe I should say the "health".With more and more states trying to limit or eliminate junk food from schools, high sugar, high fat food manufacturers are beginning to realize they are f...
Jul 06, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make outdoor eating healthy

This Monday make outdoor eating healthy Choose lean-meats and fat-free hot dogs on whole grain buns.   Add cucumbers, tomatoes and sprouts for crunch, flavor and vitamins.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will fi...
Jul 03, 2009

Healthy summer barbecue grilling tips for the family on 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! If you haven't pulled out your barbecue pit yet, chances are you will for this 4th of July.Grilling is a fun way to promote healthy eating for the family. You don't have to add grease when cooking and there is less clean up! ...
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