New research by the USDA has found that cubing potatoes before boiling them can reduce the mineral content by as much as 75 percent. For those who want the maximum nutrients from their potato, they advise to boil the potato whole with the skin. FMI and the report see...
Kids, MyPlate

Food and Health Communications is proud to be a National Strategic Partner for MyPlate. For Labor Day, we are bringing innovative yet easy ways to serve fruits and veggies so that they will make up half of everyone's plates! We have recipes for a Veggie Face Salad, Ice Bucket...

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, Kids

To test my son's hypothesis of satiety for his science fair project, each volunteer ate as much as they wanted until they felt full and the amount was recorded. To ensure that each volunteer was hungry and to avoid bias each volunteer was not allowed to eat 2 hours before the test and the test was recorded at the same time of the day - after school. The results were statistically significant.

If you are tired of romaine, iceberg and grocery store lettuce and greens, wait until you see the list of items we just found in a farmer's market. Braising, salad, sprouts and so many flavors await!
Cooking, Food and Health

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University completed a study that shows that hiding veggies in foods is an effective strategy to get people to eat more veggies and significantly fewer calories. We wanted to give this fun idea of hiding pureed vegetables in foods a try.