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Chicago CartSmart Program Grows Chicago grocery stores are being transformed into nutrition classrooms, thanks to the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Chicago affiliate and a handful of talented dietitians. This yearlong community-based project has grown into a successful full-time program to influence how consumers think about food and...
 
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Supermarket LEAN Tips Shirley Strembel, MS, RD, has great tips and activities to better your awareness in the supermarket. The supermarket is a natural nutrition classroom. Instead of bogging consumers down with a whole lecture about nutrition, you can go from aisle to aisle showing them actual foods and...
 
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Sherri Thibeaux, RD, CDE, Clinical Nutritionist from UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California, cautions her diabetic patients that sugar free is not carbohydrate free. Sugar alcohols such as mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and isomalt, are often used in products geared for people with diabetes millitus. Labels may claim that the product is sugar free because ... Diabetic Shopping Tips
 
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In surveys to health professionals, answers to the question, “What is your greatest challenge?” always include, “getting people to spend time in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal.” One of the solutions is skillet meals where starch, vegetables and protein are all cooked in one pan- the nonstick skillet....
 
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Delicious Italian Dining Dining out Italian can bring a delicious, heart-healthy meal if you follow these tips: • Pasta sauces to watch out for include: bolognese (request marinara instead), alfredo and cream based sauces (request broth with parmesan on the side) and pesto (request broth and fresh herbs with...