Food and Health

I know you’ve heard it: "Grains make you fat and cause chronic disease!" "Grains have toxic anti-nutrients!" "Grains have nothing good to offer!" In an era of low-carb, Paleo, and ketogenic diets, grains are more maligned than ever. Should you go against the grain or not? Here’s the scoop...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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Almost daily, you’ll likely overhear a conversation at the grocery store or friendly gathering about giving up carbs. It seems that the whole world is obsessed with losing weight and breaking the bread habit is touted most often. While I agree that reducing refined processed grains like doughnuts, cake and cookies will help with weight ... On your plate- grains
Food and Health, MyPlate

Nutrition Month is finally here! We have been waiting to celebrate for a long time now, but we've also been wondering about where to begin. After we put our heads together, we decided we'd like to start with making a healthful and balanced plate. This lesson can help revitalize meal habits and is a great way to begin a push toward a healthful lifestyle.
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When people hear of a Mediterranean diet, visions of endless baskets of bread and olive oil or pizza may come to mind. And while these foods are certainly eaten by various populations living near the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean diet really focuses more on whole grains. Whole grains are those...
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Here's one of my favorite recipes, all ready to build a balanced plate for Thanksgiving.