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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...
 
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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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Building Creative Lessons using MyPlate as a Teaching Tool ?Take a Fresh Look at Nutrition? was a previous slogan for nutrition awareness month. It is designed to communicate the flexibility of nutrition recommendations, dietary guidelines and the MyPlate (formerly the Pyramid) as the framework for daily food choices. We asked Communicating Food for Health subscriber, ... MyPlate Presentation – Reasons for Food Groups
 
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Sarah Harding Laidlaw, MS, RD, MPA, Peak Nutrition Consultants, Glade Park, Colorado (peaknut@wic.net) has an excellent way to encourage clients to incorporate specific nutrients such as folate and calcium into their diets. She chooses recipes that are heart healthy, high in the target nutrient and easy to prepare. She...
 
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Apple Tasting Project Here is a fun audience participation activity that involves tasting new varieties of apples: 1. Purchase 4 different varieties of apples, buying two of each type for every 6 or 8 people you will have in the group. If you have access to a farmer’s market...