Food and Health, Kids

From kids to kids at heart, everyone can enjoy a delicious and nutritious smoothie to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption.
 

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

There is a difference between natural and refined sugar. Reducing your consumption of added sugar can be done by making small changes; choosing unsweetened beverages like water and teas in place of sweetened beverages, and reading food labels in order to determine the amount of added sugars in your foods is a good start.
Food and Health, Prevention

The preponderance of credible scientific evidence continues to support low and non-caloric sweeteners as an aid for weight loss, including for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus and other metabolic problems associated with excessive fat stores.
Cooking, MyPlate

One of the things I love about MyPlate is its practicality. Rather than asking you to imagine your daily eating habits as a pyramid, MyPlate simply rallies its viewers to make their plates look like its own image: a balanced plate. With half the plate devoted to fruits and...
Cooking, Food and Health

Today, I want to talk about sweetening drinks, both hot and cold. There’s so much more to the story than sugar! Here are some of my favorite ways to sweeten drinks…