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A new study by Jean Welsh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the February issue of Pediatrics, found that for 3- and 4-year-olds already on the heavy side, drinking something sweet once or twice a day doubled their risk of becoming seriously overweight a year...
 
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Adele R. Argot, Nutrition Education Advisor, Penn State Cooperative Extension, wondered what she could do to make a class more student involved. She rolled up a piece of paper to look like a microphone, “borrowed” a student in the class and told him a can was his camera and he...
 
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Down: 1. Fiber is found in foods that are made from _____. (Hint: begins with a p and grows in the garden.) 2. Red vegetable that you can use on salads or in pasta sauce. 3. Carrots, broccoli and sweet potatoes are a few of these. You should eat at least 2 cups a day, ... National Nutrition Month? Quiz
 
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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises that you should get a variety of vegetables from the 5 subgroups: legumes, dark green, orange, starchy and others. Vegetables and legumes are the best choices if you want to lower your weight and improve your health. These are high in fiber and...
 
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Northwestern University lab tests on breast cancer cells showed the oleic acid found in olive oil sharply cut levels of a gene thought to trigger breast cancer. But don’t go pouring on that olive oil yet. Dr. Kenney advises, “Test tube studies are not all that convincing. This study...