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Nutrition Notes: Freshen Up on Produce Storage Rules

How often have you opened the fridge to find spoiled produce or a funky odor that leads to the discovery of food products that have been forgotten? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average American wastes 20% of the vegetables and 15% of the fruit purchased in and out of the home. Most…

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Nutrition Notes: Kick up the water intake a notch this year!

The new year is in full swing, and of course, with the new year, many people are on journeys to start new habits or kick old ones to the curb to make room for your best year, yet! Many of us know that it is very important to drink plenty of water each and every…

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Nutrition Notes: Survive the Holidays Without the Weight Gain

Holiday waistlines have a habit of growing in size over the cooler months. The season of weight gain generally starts with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving feasts and continues through the December holidays to New Year’s. According to the National Institute of Health, the average American gains about one to two pounds of weight during the…

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Nutrition Notes: Enjoy Thanksgiving Safely

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is just a few days away! With delicious dishes at the center of many Thanksgiving traditions, food safety is important during this food-filled holiday. Below is a food safety guide related to thawing, cooking and stuffing a turkey, as well as leftovers to help you and your family enjoy a safe and tasty…

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Nutrition Notes: The Skinny on Fat

It’s time to put an old myth to bed. Eating fat will not make you fat! Consuming an excess amount of any type of calories can lead to weight gain and related health concerns. Fat is an essential nutrient required for normal body function and is an important part of a healthy diet. Generally, fat…

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Nutrition Notes: A few tricks to manage Halloween treats

Trick-or-treat! With pumpkins, costumes and candy galore, we all know Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween is a fun-filled family holiday loaded with pillow cases full of candy! It is fine to enjoy some sweet treats on Halloween, but often times it is easy to overdo it! This year, before your ghouls and goblins…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Tailgating Tips

Ready… set… hike! Fall is almost here, which means football season is back! The return of America’s most popular sport marks the beginning of tailgating season, which tends to include calorie-laden drinks, chips, fried foods and don’t forget the burgers and hot dogs! Watching football without food would be incomplete, but is there a way…

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Nutrition Notes: Lunchbox Makeover

As summer winds down, it is almost time to reset those alarm clocks and pack this year’s school supplies for the upcoming school year! The first few weeks of school are a fun time for kids to catch up on summer stories with classmates and get back into their learning routine. Make sure the whole…

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Nutrition Notes: California-Grown Mushrooms

Maitake, Beech, Button, Portobello and Shitake are all types of mushrooms that are often referred to in the food community as antioxidant superstars. Mushrooms are a great addition to any dish that enhance delicious flavor while adding many different health benefits. Mushrooms are high in fiber, low in calories and are packed with various vitamins. The…

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Nutrition Notes: The Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast has long been noted as the most important meal of the day. After hours of sleep, breakfast literally means to break the fasting period from the prior night by kick starting our metabolism in the morning. This meal provides crucial fuel for our brain and body, and helps improve mental alertness and physical performance….

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