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New look to the Nutrition Facts Label

Have you spotted the new Nutrition Facts label lately? It has begun to show up on the shelves on some products.¬†In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration¬†finalized¬†the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules and set the compliance date for July 26, 2018, with an additional year to comply…

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Brown bagging made easy

School has just begun almost everywhere and packing lunches is on our minds. Whether you are getting the items ready for the kids to pack or packing your own these tips are helpful all year long. It takes a little effort but pays off in many ways. Not only does it save you money and…

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Clean Eating

I often participate in health fairs which gives me an opportunity to have casual nutrition conversations with many and hear about what’s bugging them most. Sometimes the questions are very personal and I have to say that we need to schedule an appointment to talk more in detail. Other times people ask about the latest…

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Comfort food

For the past few weeks I have been recovering from shoulder surgery. I am thankful for the help from my sister as doing anything with the just one hand has been quite a challenge. During her visit I am reminded of the value of comfort foods. With her help and expertise, I have enjoyed authentic,…

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Sugar: How sweet it is

Everyone knows that sweetness comes from sugar. Most of us associate “sugar” with the plain, simple, white table sugar. There has been much in the media about the effect of sugar on inflammation, the basis for almost all chronic illnesses. And it is true. When you look at the food labels, it is hard to…

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Mind over Platter

One of the hardest parts of any diet or plan is sticking to it! Whether you plan to give up fried foods or simple carbs or sweets, doing so for long term is what gives you results. You know by giving up sugar just for a couple of weeks is not going to alter the…

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Summertime Oats

Oats in many forms are a favorite of mine especially for breakfast. There are so many ways to make them part of the meal. In cooler weather, the warmth of the hot oatmeal or steel cut-oats is a welcome treat. The same oats can add freshness with a variety of flavors to summer mornings. I…

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Celebrate Grill season

Almost 4th of July! All kids are off school hopefully enjoying the magic of lazy summer days and cooling pool time. Summer helps us fire the grill and take the cooking outside. Grilling (cooking outside) is such a fun activity to bring the family and friends together. It also helps keeping the heat out of…

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Cool Treats for summer

It is mid June and summer is in full force. Over 90 degrees and lots of humidity almost daily calls for lots of cooling. While it is wonderful to just jump into a pool to get an instant cool for the whole body it is not always possible. Drinking lots of cool or cold beverages,…

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Build your bones

Bones make me think of calcium. 99% of calcium in our bodies is stored in bones and teeth. Our bones are always remodeling. During growing years the bone formation far exceeds bone resorption. The reverse is true as we age, especially in postmenopausal women. Bone loss is far greater than formation and leads to risk…

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