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Walking: Select the Right Shoes FN-603

Walking:Select The Right Shoes - FN603

Program walking is a great way to add some physical activity for improved health and well-being. Shoes worn during walking need to feel good on the feet and provide adequate support for both the feet and your skeletal structure. Evaluation of individual walking patterns will assist with selecting the right shoes and help make walking an enjoyable experience.

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Folic Acid: A Vitamin Important at Any Age

Folic Acid: A Vitamin Important at Any Age - FN680

The body uses folic acid to produce cells, including red blood cells, so it is important for men and women at all ages. Folic acid has been shown to help prevent up to 70 percent of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, also known as neural tube defects. All women of childbearing age need folic acid before and during pregnancy. Adequate folic acid during pregnancy also may help prevent cleft lip/palate and other birth defects.

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Rate Your Fiber Fitness FN-1458

Rate Your Fiber Fitness - FN1458

Fiber isn’t a “miracle food,”but adding fiber-rich foods to your diet can have health benefits. The National Cancer Institute suggests that foods high in fiber may be protective against some cancers, particularly colon cancer. Although the National Cancer Institute recommends getting 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day. Soluble fiber (found in oats, dry edible beans, barley and fruits) helps lower blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Insoluble fiber (found in wheat bran, whole-wheat products and vegetables) helps prevent ulcers, constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. High fiber foods usually are low in calories and many are inexpensive, too.

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Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin: The Movie - FN1619

Using a story board format, "Healthy Skin:The Movie" takes teens and preteens through some lessons about skin care, including good nutrition and sun protection.

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Do You Need a Dietary Supplement? - FN1607

More than half of all Americans take a daily supplement, and Americans spend billions of dollars on these vitamins, minerals, fiber, herbal products and other items. Including one in your daily schedule may be commonplace.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet

Eating for Your Eyes II Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet - FN1493

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. Usually no symptoms are present in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, a person may experience spots in vision or blurred vision.

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Who Needs a Healthy Breakfast? Everyone Does!

Who Needs a Healthy Breakfast? Everybody Does! - FN728

Eat Smart! Start your day off with breakfast. This publication makes learning fun with fill in the blank and word find quizzes.

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Nourish Your Body With Sleep (FN1854)

This provides information about sleep needs, foods that may affect sleep and ways to promote sleep.

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7 Tips for Choosing and Using Healthful Oils and Fats (FN1855)

This publication describes methods to choose, use and store various oils at home.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Table Foods to Children Ages 8 Months to 1 Year (FN1842)

This publication provides general guidance for adding table foods to the diet of your growing baby.

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3 Tips to a Healthier Celebration

3 Tips to a Healthier Celebration (FN1833)

Celebrations such as birthdays or holidays are exciting and memorable times filled with family, friends and food. Nourish your body every time you eat, even when you are celebrating a special day.

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Get Calcium?

Got Calcium? - FN587

This publication highlights the importance of calcium in your diet. It includes daily calcium recommendations, the amount of calcium in common foods, and suggestions for increasing calcium in your diet.

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Focus on Fruits

Exploring MyPlate Focus on Fruits - FN722

Fruits are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals (“phyto” means plant). The usual sweetness of fruits makes them an enjoyable food.

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Sports Supplements

Sports Supplements: Play the Game Right - FN1399

An athlete usually needs to increase his/her energy intake compared with the energy used. Athletes also require more water, protein, vitamins and minerals (especially iron and calcium). Before you stock up on these expensive helpers, remember that just eating more nutritious food usually is cheaper and easier.

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Activities to Promote Health

Activities to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits Among Children - FN692

These activities provide a way for teachers and volunteer educators to reinforce nutrition and fitness concepts for children in classrooms, after-school programs or club settings –and have fun, too! Most of the activities in this publication require little time, preparation or equipment. Most can be modifi ed to fi t the knowledge and skills of a variety of age groups.

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Balance Between Food and Physical Activity

Exploring MyPlate Find Your Balance Between Food and Physical Activity - FN721

Do you consider yourself to be physically active? You probably are more active than you think. According to the MyPlate recommendations at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov, being physically active is “movement of the body that uses energy.” Calories are units of energy. You use up calories when you are active. The more time and intensity you put into an activity, the more calories you burn.

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Keep Yourself Tuned Up with Good Nutrition

Quick Facts for Men: Keep Yourself Tuned Up with Good Nutrition - FN1428

Your body and your vehicle have one very important thing in common: They both need to be maintained. This publication will show you the best way to keep your body running smoothly.

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Enjoy Healthier Snacks at Work

Eat Smart: Enjoy Healthier Snacks at Work - FN1398

Are you tempted by bowls of candy and trays of cookies at work? Say no to secondhand sweets, and think twice about the food you offer at meetings and around the office. Are you eating enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains? Eating small, frequent, healthy meals or snacks will keep your energy up and make you less likely to overeat at your next meal.

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What Color Is Your Food?

What Color is Your Food? - FN595

People need different amounts of fruits and vegetables depending on their age, gender and amount of daily physical actiivity. Taste a rainbow of fruits and vegetables for better health.

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Exploring MyPlate Budgeting total Calories

Exploring MyPlate Budgeting Total Calories - FN720

Each person has a daily calorie budget. Calories are units of energy. You spend calories to maintain body functions and provide energy for physical activity. If you take in more calories than you burn, you may “bank” the extra as body fat.

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