Food and Health, Prevention

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...
 

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!
 
Cooking, Prevention

It's that special time again! What time? Why time for the next installment of the MyPlate Exploration Series! Today we're going to take a closer look at the starchy vegetable subgroup of MyPlate.
Cooking

Cruciferous vegetables are being researched for their cancer-inhibiting phytochemicals. See an excellent summary from cancer.gov or download a fact sheet from the National Institute of Health. Cruciferous vegetables are a part of the Brassica genus of plants and include these vegetables: Arugula Bok choy Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Collard greens Horseradish Kale Radishes Rutabaga ... 24 GREAT Serving Ideas for Cruciferous Vegetables
Food and Health

Plants produce phytochemicals that not only help the plant stay healthy, but also provide health benefits for us. Phytochemicals are closely associated with the color of fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is found in red tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, red grapefruit, and guava. Health Benefits of Lycopene Lycopene can decrease the...
Cooking

A simple research experiment at Warwick’s Rootes Grocery Store found that moving produce nearer to the store’s entrance may have encouraged increased fruit and vegetable consumption, even without overt messaging...