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You are shopping in the snack aisle and those boxes of chocolate goodies, cookies, crackers and cereal bars are bursting with nutritional claims, “fat-free”, “reduced fat”, “99% fat free”, “low fat.” The question remains, “if they are fat free or low fat or even reduced fat, can you eat...
 
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Americans are getting fatter since the introduction of numerous reduced-fat and fat-free food products. While decreased smoking and increased sedentary behavior are factors in the “fattening” of America, the drop in percent of fat calories is not having the expected results. Americans are gaining excess weight because they are...
 
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Here is a great way to get your audience involved in your next cooking demo. Hands-on can mean for a few courageous volunteers or for the whole audience if it is a small group. Find a few tortilla recipes or assemble a variety of tortillas for the audience to make their own. Here are a ... Hands-On Cooking Demo
 
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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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Nancy Kennedy, MS, RD, Cardiac Rehab Dietitian, has a multimedia program for getting her message across. Helping people become healthier by improving their food intake is our main job as health professionals. Have you ever considered that the information you tell a client has fallen on deaf ears? The...