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The issue is no longer “which is better butter or margarine?”; it is “which spread is the least unhealthy and how much do you use?”. When you stand at the margarine counter, the number of choices are downright daunting. Consumers can now choose to purchase margarine by a stick,...
 
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Home Meal Replacement (HMR) is a fancy word forpartially or fully prepared meals taken home for consumption; it was coined by Boston Market. Another buzzword for HMR is MealSolutions™, trademarked by the Food Marketing Institute for grocery stores. Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, CNS, FADA, Private Consultant, Northfield, IL,...
 

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.
 
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Pinching Sodium Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Nutrition Consultant in Northfield, Illinois, compares common products. Americans consume, on the average, about 5000 milligrams of sodium each day, twice what is recommended. Processed foods and restaurant meals are major sources. Attaining a low sodium diet is easiest by cutting back on sodium slowly, emphasizing fresh ... Shopping for Lower Sodium
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Great Grains Jacqueline Marcus, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Nutrition Consultant in Northfield, Illinois tells her clients and supermarket tour attendees about grains and how to enjoy them in new ways. She points out great, easy ways to incorporate more of these in our diets everyday. Don’t fall prey to the nutrition myth that grain foods ... Great Grains
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Vivian Brake, MS, RD, Eat Well and Keep Moving Project,  says that students in the cafeteria seem to eat fruits much better when they are cut up. For instance, orange wedges were more popular than whole oranges. Maryjane Knight, MS, RD, is always adding fruits and vegetables to something....