I tracked the food I eat on the SuperTracker (at www.chooseMyPlate.gov) for a week. I learned that I am not getting enough calcium and vitamin D in my diet. I like milk, but I tend to have water instead of milk.
During the spring, many people take steps to clean their closets, garages and kitchens. Have you ever had to throw out food that has become moldy in your fridge? Have any of your packaged foods lost their appealing taste or color because they were "lost" in the back of a cupboard? Have you bought a large package of food because it had a lower "unit price" and you or your family became tired of the food?
I noticed that lots of food packages say "use by" and "best if used by" and then list a date. Will I get sick if I eat the food after the date?
Do you look forward to the green grass, red and yellow tulips, and all the other beautiful, blooming colors of spring? In honor of nature's rebirth and the beauty around us, let's consider how to maintain healthy vision. April has two national observances for eye health: Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.
My doctor mentioned that leafy greens are good for my eyes. I have a space for a small garden this spring. Do you have any tips?
March is National Nutrition Month, and that's a great time to take steps to develop a healthful eating plan as we move toward spring.
My preschool and elementary-age children love fruit, but I have a hard time getting them to eat their vegetables. Do you have any tips?
Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?
I would like to have salads more often for lunch, but the prepared ones are kind of expensive. They do not have my favorite ingredients, either. Do you have any ideas for me?
Many people set goals for the New Year. Maybe you want to lose weight or get your finances in order. Making lifestyle changes can be challenging. Be sure to focus on simple steps so you have better chances for success.