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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...
 
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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,...
 

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

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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une is National Dairy Month and a great time to become familiary with all the choices in your grocer’s milk case. It used to be that your biggest choice was between whole milk or skim. Now there is Skim Plus®, soymilk and Lactose Reduced added to the picture. Most people consider milk a staple and ... Milk: Many Choices
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EXPERTS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Hooray for summertime’s beautiful array of phytochemical-rich fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals are plant foods that may promote health. With this in mind, we asked several “phyto-experts” for their top picks in terms of phytochemical power. 1. Berries All our experts agree that berries pack a strong phytochemical punch. ... Top Ten Picks Fruits and Vegetables
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Ice cream is everyone’s favorite summer treat for snacks or desserts, but you need to read labels and choose carefully to avoid busting your fat and calorie budget. Lower the Calories Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your favorite treat without the guilt: Ice cream can...