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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for adequate nutrients without consuming too many calories. For most people, this means you have to concentrate on eating more nutrient-dense foods and fewer calorie-dense foods. Our chart above illustrates the calorie difference between these two types of foods. How do I...
 
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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been published. You can view them online at www.health.gov. The graph shown above is a good overview for what changes most adults need to make to go from where they are now to being compliant with the new guidelines. The bars above the...
 
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Good health comes from an accumulation of good decisions and actions over time. Now that you are starting a new year, resolve to make good decisions all year. Here is a calendar of good ideas for each month: January – KICKOFF – Think SUPERBOWL – and start incorporating more bowls of soups and salads in ... Resolve to Make Changes All Year!
 
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The definition of nutrition is, “The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.” This sounds simple, but in reality, especially in the U.S., nutrition is a very complicated subject. It...
 
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Eating more fruits and vegetables is a positive step toward better health and weight management. There are 26 letters in the alphabet – if you use one of these tips every two weeks you will have a healthier year! A = Apple – Keep a crisp one in your...