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I’m always amazed when I ask my high school nutrition class which nutrient is needed in the highest amount in their diets. I expect to hear, “water or carbs”, but time and time again, my students tell me protein. Of course, we need protein, but of the 3 macronutrients,...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 
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As we’ve discussed in previous articles, it’s important to keep food demos simple and engaging. The recipes used don’t have to be fancy but may be used to introduce viewers to new cooking techniques or experiment with unusual flavors. Selecting recipes to teach international cuisines can be easier than imagined. Explore different spices, ingredients, and ... Explore the Flavors of the World from the Comfort of Your Home
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Ultra-processed foods are taking over grocery shelves with their added flavor, affordable prices, and long shelf-life. Ultra-processed foods including pre-packaged meals, breakfast cereals and bars, and packaged rice and pasta mixes are excessively processed through the addition of sugar, sodium, fat, preservatives, and other additives. An easy way to replace ultra-processed foods is to recreate ... Frozen fruit to the rescue!
Food and Health, Prevention

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are updated every 5 years to provide nutrition recommendations to promote optimum health. A scientific committee is appointed to review the most recent research and submit a report to the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, which then write the updated...
Food and Health, Prevention

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates there’s more at stake than our waistlines when it comes to ultra-processed foods and drinks. Results of a large study done by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) found that intake of ultra-processed foods and drink may...