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While fad diets that demonize carbs are always popular at the start of the New Year, science and common sense still lean towards including them in your diet. A recent large analysis finds that consuming grains, fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of early death from cancer and heart...
 

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

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed adding a Daily Value (DV) maximum for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts Label. Here's what you need to know...
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The National Cancer Institute has revealed that ?Some risk factors can be controlled. Choosing the right health behaviors and preventing exposure to certain environmental risk factors can help prevent the development of cancer.? In other words, it?s possible to take steps that can reduce your risk of cancer. Let?s look at some specific strategies?
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According to the CDC, nearly 11 million Americans age 65 and older have diabetes. Thus, approximately 27 percent of our older patients are afflicted with this disease. Many are not diagnosed. I recently attended a diabetes symposium where Shantha Das, MD, Geriatrics and Gerontology Fellow at the Glenan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology...
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Cooking more food from scratch makes sense from a cost and health standpoint. Excess sodium intake kills far more Americans than tobacco. And it is the number one reason older individuals are checked into a nursing home for life. Foods cooked from scratch are significantly lower in cost than...