Healthy Eating

Nutrition Notes: 10 tips to become a savvy shopper

With rising food prices, it can be challenging to purchase groceries and prepare healthy meals. Below you will find 10 tips that can help stretch your food dollar. 1. Plan menus and make a list: Entering a grocery store without a shopping list can result on an additional  5-10 items. Try planning menus and writing a…

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Keep It Clean in the Kitchen: The Stitch on Food Safety

Home food safety is extremely important, when it comes to overall health. Unfortunately, food poisoning is said to affect about 1 out of 6 Americans yearly and has a potential to result in hospitalization or even in extreme cases death. Food poisoning occurs when people eat foods that have been contaminated with bacteria such as…

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Nutrition Notes: Serving up the scoop on ancient grains

Below are a few of the great grains. This week, try incorporating one or two of them into your favorite dish. You will not be disappointed! 1. Quinoa: (pronounced “keen-wah”)  This South America native grain can be substituted for rice in any dish. It cooks rather quickly, is high in protein, and is a great…

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Nutrition Notes: Nutrition Label Makeover

Deciding which foods to buy at the grocery store may soon get a little easier. A major buzz over the past few weeks has involved the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed changes to food and drink nutrition labels. The changes will be the first major makeover in the last 20 years. The Nutrition Labeling and Education…

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Nutrition Notes: March is National Nutrition Month

This coming weekend marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month. This campaign was launched in 1973 when it was initially recognized as National Nutrition Week. This week provided an opportunity to promote and educate the public about health and wellness. By its fourth year, National Nutrition Week had grown immensely in the number of people it reached and…

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Nutrition Notes: Heart Health

In honor of American Heart Health Month, this week’s blog post has a few tips on how to revive poor eating habits and get them on a heart-healthy track. According to the American Heart Association, nine out of ten Americans consume too much sodium. On average, Americans consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium on…

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Nutrition Notes: Sugar, How Much is Too Much?

February marks the beginning of the American Heart Health Month and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, how much sugar is too much? A recent article in the Jama Internal Medicine found that most adults consume about 10% of their recommended daily calories from added sugar alone. So, what is the recommended daily limit…

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Nutrition Notes: Taming the Super Bowl frenzy

America’s second largest day of overindulging (second to Thanksgiving) is only days away. According to the Snack Food Association, Americans on average will double their daily food intake on Super Bowl Sunday by consuming about 1,200 calories while watching the big game. So where you will be watching the big game this Sunday? Although, more…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy meals made simple

Almost two years ago, the USDA unveiled the MyPlate food guide. The MyPlate graphic was designed to make it easier to visualize what a healthy meal should look like when it comes to what you are eating. Listed below are a few tips to help your plate look more colorful at each meal. So, when you…

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Nutrition Notes: Kicking the caffeine habit

Caffeine is a widely used stimulant found in coffee, soda, chocolate, tea, energy drinks, and over-the-counter medications. Caffeine is even found in certain food products now! Since it is classified as a stimulant, caffeine is often taken to help promote alertness and reduce fatigue. Moderate caffeine intake is okay, but too much can lead to…

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