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Why has Congress decided to expose Dr. Oz as a promoter of numerous questionable supplements? Could it be because there really is little that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) & Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can do to prevent the promotion of questionable products? Why can't these regulatory agencies...
 
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Bagged lettuce certainly makes eating salads and other fresh vegetables more convenient. But there is always that nagging question: “should I wash it before eating?” I’ve visited a couple of the bagged lettuce companies in California and personally feel comfortable eating these products directly from the bag. I don’t...
 
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Here are 4 fun games that will teach participants about good nutrition, food safety, and MyPlate! Processed Food Run Game: How what’s in food affects your body Purpose: To make students aware of the damage processed food has on your body Materials: • 4 strands of 100-feet sturdy rope • 9 orange plastic cones • ... Four Outstanding Games for Nutrition, Food Safety and MyPlate
 
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Healthy Grill and Seasonal Recipes Anne Linge, RD, CD, CDE of the University of Washington, writes, “We encourage the use of seasonal foods and recipes for summer. We offer various ways to use fresh fruits and vegetables. And we encourage them to grill a variety of healthy foods to...
 
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Over 3 million cases of food-borne illness are reported every year in the United States; some cause minor flu-like symptoms and some can be fatal. All food-borne illnesses pose a health threat to consumers and financial threats to the institutions to which they are linked. This is bad news,...