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Focus On Fruits

Focus On Fruits

At this time of year, you may be enjoying fresh apples from a nearby tree or other fresh fruit available at your local farmers market or grocery store. Try these 10 tips from www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you eat more fruits.

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Increase Your Veggie IQ!

Increase Your Veggie IQ!

At this time of the year, children are heading off to classrooms to learn new skills. We are never too old to learn new things. Learning new vegetable shopping and preparation skills may help us save money and include more veggies on our plate.

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Portion Size Vs. Serving Size

Portion Size Vs. Serving Size

I keep hearing the message that we should manage our portion sizes. Is a portion size the same as a serving size?

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What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

Sometimes after a busy day, preparing a meal may seem like too much work. However, eating out can put a dent in your budget. These easy tips can help you put a meal on the table in minutes and save you money, too.

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Advice for Healthy Eating

Advice for Healthy Eating

I’m trying to eat healthier, but I need some advice. I heard about MyPlate, but how do I make that work for me?

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Check Out ChooseMyPlate.gov

Check Out ChooseMyPlate.gov

Nutrition advice has had a makeover. Instead of a pyramid, a plate now shows healthful eating recommendations for fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.

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Summer Produce

Summer Produce

Spruce up your summer menus with a variety of salads.

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Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables During March, National Nutrition Month

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables During March, National Nutrition Month

Fruits and vegetables provide a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are naturally low in calories. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help with weight management and can help reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.

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How To Get In Your Daily Recommendation Of Fruits And Vegetables

How To Get In Your Daily Recommendation Of Fruits And Vegetables

I went to a nutrition class and found out I should try to eat at least 4½ cups of fruits and vegetables a day. I usually only have a glass of fruit juice and some carrot sticks with my sandwich at lunch and corn for dinner. I have about 2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. I could use some ideas!

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Shake The Salt Habit During February, American Heart Month

Shake The Salt Habit During February, American Heart Month

These days, many of us get more salt than we need, and that’s not good for our hearts. Salt is made up of sodium and chloride. Diets with too much sodium can increase your risk of getting high blood pressure.

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