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The Sunshine Vitamin: Vitamin D

The Sunshine Vitamin: Vitamin D

With summer here, being outdoors is a great way to spend your time. Not only can sunshine make us happier, but it also is a source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because our bodies are able to make vitamin D from sunlight.

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5 Superb Staple Foods to Have on Hand

5 Superb Staple Foods to Have on Hand

Putting together nutritious meals (and meals in general) can become quite challenging, especially with so many health foods that spoil easily and the many activities and events that fill our daily schedules.

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Can We Eat Flowers?

Can We Eat Flowers?

Summer weather calls for planting and growing a variety of flowers in gardens and landscapes. Did you know some flowers are edible? By knowing and understanding what flowers are edible, we can plant them in our own gardens to add beautiful colors to our yards and incorporate the flowers into food dishes.

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Am I at Risk for Dehydration?

Am I at Risk for Dehydration?

As we move outdoors to do spring and summer activities when the weather warms, dehydration can become an issue.

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Nutrition and the Athlete

Nutrition and the Athlete

Softball and other sports activities will begin for children and adults soon. Without the proper fuel and hydration, you will not be able to maintain a high level of performance throughout an entire game.

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Let’s Get Physical! How to Stay Active in the Midwest in Any Season

Let’s Get Physical! How to Stay Active in the Midwest in Any Season

Did you struggle to stay active during the cold winter months? If you don’t have access to a gym membership or workout equipment at home, your options for physical activity may seem limited.

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What Do I Need to Limit in My Diet?

What Do I Need to Limit in My Diet?

The food and beverages that you consume have a profound impact on your health. Recently, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released to help you make good nutrition decisions.

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Remember These Key Messages During National Nutrition Month

Remember These Key Messages During National Nutrition Month

For many years, March has been a springboard for nutrition messages from nutrition educators throughout the U.S. Consider taking a week-by-week approach in March to improve your diet, and potentially, your health.

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Explore the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Improve Your Eating Pattern

Explore the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Improve Your Eating Pattern

Do you find yourself feeling stressed or tired when you have not even made it through half of your day? This is the case for many Americans because they do not follow the dietary guidelines.

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