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Nearly 70% of Americans are not getting enough calcium in their diet. Calcium is needed for bones but may be protective against cancer of the colon, PMS, high blood pressure and perhaps breast cancer, but more research is needed. The benefit of getting calcium from food is that food...
 
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National Nutrition Month® "Food & Fitness: Health for a Lifetime" is the theme for the first National Nutrition Month® (NNM) of the new millennium.  ADA says this should serve as a call to action that challenges Americans to take responsibility for their food, nutrition, and physical activity habits. Here...
 
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Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine …”  Perhaps he was thinking about all the plant foods that have disease fighting and health promoting capabilities. Do you know what some of the more popular ones are and the words associated with them?  See if you can match up the definition on the left with ... Produce Power Matchup
 
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Most of us are aware of the continuing rise in the incidence of obesity in our society. On January 12, 2000, Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center began a program to fight this epidemic.  Their goal was to create healthy employees for the new millennium by giving pro-health information and...
 
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For healthy snacks, think “outside the bag” -- that is, out with foods that are sold as snacks in all those cute packages and bags. Snacks that are high in refined carbohydrates, such as pretzels, crackers, cookies and chips, all of which are often high in sodium and fat...