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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. They are jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services and updated every 5 years. Among the proposed changes are a recommended daily folic acid...
 
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Herbs and spices can play an important role in your kitchen. They enhance the flavor of many foods and can help you tolerate a diet lower in sodium. Herbs and spices don’t add fat and they are very low in calories. If you follow a recipe you are usually...
 

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

Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
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What’s nice about rice?  It is a hearty grain that is sodium-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free, easy-to-cook and rich in complex carbohydrates. At 100 calories per one-half cup, it is a low calorie source of many nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, and iron. Rice is a unique grain because it contains all eight essential amino acids.  Though ... Celebrating Rice
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Blueberries are blue, but what color is cran? Actually, the word cranberry is derived from “crane berry” since the blossoms resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane.  Cranberry juice was used as a natural dye for clothing, and in my family that still happens. We also find them a favorite when making holiday ... Cranberries
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s spring arrives, so do the cruciferous vegetables, named for the shape of their flowers, which grow in the shape of a cross.  Cruciferous vegetables are a large family, including the popular broccoli and cauliflower and the less used brussel sprouts, cabbages, kale and other greens, turnips, radishes, rutabaga,...