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Colorful Fruits

At child care, we include a variety of fruits at meals and snacks. We serve fruits because they: Add color, texture, and favor to meals and snacks. Provide vitamins and minerals for your child’s growth and play. Provide fber to help prevent constipation. Help your child learn healthy eating habits. Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes and […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. According to […]

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Healthy Bites for March: National Nutrition

The key to achieving optimal health cannot be found in any one food, drink, pill or machine, but rather through commitment to healthy lifestyle behaviors, focused on maintainable and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity. As part of National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Bite into a Healthy […]

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USDA 2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest

Original Source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/2019-show-us-your-tray-photo-contest The Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest is back and we want to see how you use USDA Foods in your school meals! Inspire other foodservice professionals and submit a picture of your most creative dish. It could be a main entrée, a side dish, or even a tasty dessert. With more than […]

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Tip Sheet: Teen Athletes & Oral Health

Original Source: https://oralhealthamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Tip-Sheet-Teen-Athletes.pdf Teen athletes are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks than sodas, suggesting a belief that energy drinks are the healthier option. ¹ However, these drinks can still have a negative impact on oral health and overall wellbeing. DID YOU KNOW? Sports drinks may contribute to tooth decay and mineral loss […]

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Wellness Tips for Teenagers Only

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teens-health-tips_b_1711684.html I can only imagine how hard it is to be a young woman these days! They are surrounded by ridiculous images of “perfection” while trying to grow into their own skin and feel beautiful. My daughter is on the verge of her teenage years and I’m so glad she’ll have my book when […]

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National Snack Month: Room for snacks?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=07f418e8-ad4b-4e08-8a0d-c8887fbd9dc9#.Wn29bFw-dBw You may have heard that snacking can spoil your dinner, lead to weight gain or destroy your diet. And while all of these things have surely happened to someone at some time, they aren’t inevitable for everyone who snacks. In fact, snacking can help some people eat healthier meals, maintain their weight or […]

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Buying and Storing Produce

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide valuable vitamins and minerals. They can even help lower your risk for some chronic diseases. You should aim to fill half of your plate at each meal with fruits and vegetables. This tool can help you learn how to choose and store […]

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Tips for Eating Healthy When Out

Tips for Eating Healthy When Out

original source: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/eating-foods-away-home As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars. Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches. In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner. Ask for salad dressing to be […]

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