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More and more food labels and packages are proudly displaying claims about added fiber. Even certain sweeteners are sporting new fiber claims. Check out Splenda Essentials for an example of a product adding fiber and discussing its health benefits. We asked Dr. James J Kenney if these products were...
 
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It seems like every time you turn around, companies are adding a new claim to their product packaging. So how can you decipher all these crazy assertions, much less separate the useful ones from the misdirection? Why, with this handy-dandy guide, of course! All-Natural - This means that everything...
 

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!
 
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We have been researching products that are useful to help teach the importance of portion control. We came across a whole new selection of foods in a Walgreens - the “movie size” package, which includes chips, candies and beverages. Apparently, you must need to have a larger portion while watching a movie so you can ... Portion Control Using Products
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We conducted an online survey of food and nutrition professionals regarding cutting calories. Here is what we found: The three most important tools for portion control, in order of importance, are: 1) Be aware of Nutrition Facts Labels for number of servings and serving sizes. 2) Use smaller plates and cups. 3) Use the healthy ... Label Reading, Shopping, Portion Control
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Here is another great shopping tour theme idea: Food Shopping to Feel Good Every time you grocery shop can be a wellness visit. A recent trend report in Progressive Grocer revealed that Americans have a heightened desire to ‘feel good’ and improve their quality of life. This is showing...