Food and Health, Prevention

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage us to “shift to healthier food and beverage choices.” We make choices about what to eat and drink every day. Each choice is a chance to shift to a healthier option. Over time, these small shifts will move you toward a healthy...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
Food and Health, Prevention

Celebrate Soy Foods Month with this collection of soy facts and recipe inspiration!
Food and Health, MyPlate

Between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and dietary choices, it seems like everyone knows at least a few people who are no longer eating gluten. However, just because you or a family member has given up gluten doesn't mean that you have to miss out on nutrients. Today I'd like to share a guide to a few of my favorite healthful, vitamin- and mineral-rich foods, all of which are free of gluten...
Food and Health, MyPlate

Here's the last installment of the Dietary Guidelines Nutrients of Concern series. Since the guidelines advise people to "Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets," we've focused on discussing one of these nutrients per week. This...
Food and Health, Prevention

Most Americans simply aren’t getting enough of certain vital nutrients, including calcium, dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin D. Let's start with a closer look at calcium -- what it is, where to get it, what your body does with it, and what happens when you don't get enough...