Food and Health, Kids

Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digestible by the body. Although it’s not digested, it has a number of jobs in our body...
 

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

Looking for compelling nutrition posters to brighten your walls with motivation and education? You have come to the right place!
 
Food and Health, Prevention

Have you wondered if it’s healthier to eat several mini meals or three larger meals each day? The internet is rife with anecdotes and theories about the benefits of eating frequently throughout the day. The science, however, is far less clear about whether one way is any better than the other.
Cooking, MyPlate

One of the things I love about MyPlate is its practicality. Rather than asking you to imagine your daily eating habits as a pyramid, MyPlate simply rallies its viewers to make their plates look like its own image: a balanced plate. With half the plate devoted to fruits and vegetables, and the rest divided between protein and whole grains (with some nonfat dairy on the side), MyPlate presents a healthful approach to any meal or snack...
Food and Health, Prevention

It’s time for another edition of the Dietary Guidelines Nutrients of Concern Series! Last week, we talked about calcium: what it is, where to find it, how it affects your health, and what happens when you don’t get enough of it. Today we want to do the same thing...
Food and Health, Prevention

Lack of sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical errors, among many other serious consequences. But why is sleep important? And what is its impact on health?