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.
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.
In the heat of the summer, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated. What you drink is as important as what you eat. Keep these 10 tips from www.choosemyplate.gov in mind as you beat the summer heat!
I have heard about vitamin D and its health benefits. Doesn't our body make it? What foods contain vitamin D?
Learn why eggs are an "egg-ceptional" addition to our diet.
I read something that says eggs are good for my eyes. Is that right?
Take care of your heart by going easy on the salt! Too much sodium can play a role in raising our blood pressure.
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you eat fruit at least two times per day and vegetables three times a day?
During the holidays, we often have a chance to taste new foods and old family favorites. Remember to vary your protein sources. We all need protein in our diet to build and repair our cells and maintain good health. People age 9 or older need 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day. When you are choosing protein foods, include foods from animal sources (meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs) and foods from plant sources (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds).
You can slim down your recipes and menus in many ways.