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White and Brown Rice

White and Brown Rice

What is the difference between white and brown rice besides the color? How do I prepare it?

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Don't Skip This Meal

Don't Skip This Meal

Quick quiz: What’s the “most important meal of the day”? More than likely you are thinking “breakfast.” If so, give yourself a pat on the back and be sure to enjoy some healthful food for breakfast.

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Tips for Choosing Breakfast Cereal

Tips for Choosing Breakfast Cereal

Buying cereal is kind of confusing. I know some cereals have lots of added sugars. Do you have any tips for choosing breakfast cereal?

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What Color is Your Food?

What Color is Your Food?

As spring becomes summer, nature begins to burst into color with green grass, and budding gardens and flowers. Let the colors of nature be a guide to choosing foods for a healthful diet.

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Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Have you checked the Nutrition Facts label on your favorite beverages? Calories from beverages can add up quickly. Unlike food, beverages usually don’t make people feel “full.” Swapping a can of sweetened soda pop with water every day can trim about 150 calories from your daily diet. That simple swap could add up to a 15-pound weight loss during the course of a year.

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Your food choices can make a positive difference in your heart health as well as your overall health.

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Secrets of Soluble Fiber

Secrets of Soluble Fiber

I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?

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Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

You probably have noticed the leaves turning color at this time of the year. Let nature’s colors be a cue to add more color to your plate, especially dark green and orange/gold vegetables. Many people do not eat enough of the “autumn-colored” fruits and vegetables.

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School's In Session: Do Your Grain Food Choices Make the Grade?

School's In Session: Do Your Grain Food Choices Make the Grade?

Children in schools will be having more whole-grain options available in school lunch programs nationwide. Whole grains are healthier options for all of us.

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