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Thumbs up on this frozen dinner for being low in fat and sodium! We recently discovered Celentano Light Cheese Ravioli in our grocer’s freezer. Per serving: 220 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium. The fat and sodium...
 
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Complete 1 New Year’s Resolution Each Time You Shop 1. 5 veggies per cart Many people fly through the store and pick up packages of “snacks” and prepared foods and they forget veggies. Buy at least 5 and use them up by the end of the week. 2. 5...
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 

Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

Our trip through the food hall at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was full of learning opportunities. In this post, we review the top 33 things that we picked up on our visit. We even found a general rule of thumb for most displays and marketing efforts. These elements were neat, engaging, and beautiful, and the focus was on the flavor of food, with a few nutrient benefits sprinkled in for marketing. Marketing efforts extolled offers of more nutrients for fewer calories in many of the featured products.
Food and Health, Kids

To test my son's hypothesis of satiety for his science fair project, each volunteer ate as much as they wanted until they felt full and the amount was recorded. To ensure that each volunteer was hungry and to avoid bias each volunteer was not allowed to eat 2 hours before the test and the test was recorded at the same time of the day - after school. The results were statistically significant.
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If you are tired of romaine, iceberg and grocery store lettuce and greens, wait until you see the list of items we just found in a farmer's market. Braising, salad, sprouts and so many flavors await!