Cooking

In reading the recent study published by the Lancet, which correlated increased death in people eating less salt, I came to one conclusion. Sicker people are more likely to die. People who are sicker, and more likely to die, eat less salt, less calories, less fat, less cholesterol, less...
 
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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 eating more calories (mostly carbohydrate but ... Percent of Fat Calories Is Not Everything If You Are Trying To Lose Weight!
 
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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...
 
Cooking

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...