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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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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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Study links school breakfast program to better academic achievement

original source: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/18/good-breakfast-may-hike-low-income-kids-grades/82469.html From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and good grades. In the study, University of Iowa investigators discovered […]

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Original Source: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/parents-support-healthier-school-food-policies.html Washington D.C.—The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts […]

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