Food and Health, Prevention

Today we're taking an excerpt from one of our most popular PowerPoint shows and bringing you the basics of cholesterol education. Learn about the types of cholesterol, the health risks it can pose, and ways to reduce your cholesterol levels...
 

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.
 
Food and Health, Prevention

It's not too late to celebrate Apple Month! We’ve all heard about the effects of an apple a day on the proximity of doctors, but did you ever stop to think about the actual ramifications of eating an apple a day? This single small decision, over the course of a year, can help you reduce calorie consumption, ward off excess weight, and reduce your health risks.
Food and Health, Prevention

Worldwide hypertension is the #1 risk factor for earlier mortality in middle-aged and older adults. Data from the NHANES surveys suggests the sodium intake of Americans has been increasing since the 1980s. Certainly the average salt content of processed foods is not going down in the US, despite growing evidence that excessive salt intake is the #1 cause of increasing blood pressure with age and the development of hypertension.
Food and Health, Prevention

It seems like every day there is a new health claim, superfood, or "surefire diet trick" that is making headlines across the U.S. But how many of these claims are actually supported by the science they're discussing? That's a surprisingly tricky question to answer. To help you navigate the...
Cooking, Food and Health

November is American Diabetes Month, which makes today an excellent time to learn more about living healthfully with diabetes. After all, meal planning can be tricky, and it's key to have several nutritious snacks every day. So what exactly should go on your plate if you have diabetes? Why,...