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Tips for dealing with a finicky eater

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=ebee4710-fd5e-4aae-888d-e5b3ddd6c738#.W5-qT1w-dBw What to do when your child won’t eat. Do you dread dinner? If you’re the parent of a finicky eater, who can blame you? Heated arguments and high drama over peas and carrots are no fun. Neither is throwing away perfectly good food your child refuses to eat. But you can take consolation […]

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How to plate-up more fruits and veggies for kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d16c465-793f-4c47-973e-eaa5d94a564e#.W5-pKFw-dBw From Brussels sprouts to broccoli and cauliflower to corn, vegetables are super nutritious. But as any parent knows, most kids don’t eat enough of them. Now researchers may have figured out a little trick to feeding those finicky eaters, and it’s all about the plate. The study involved 235 kids at a preschool. […]

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Food for thought: Eight tips for making good choices at farmers markets

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/526731/2018/06/28/impact/food-thought-eight-tips-making-good-choices-farmers-markets?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=527501_HTML&utm_content=07-05-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today Traveling throughout Pennsylvania in the summer and fall, you don’t have to go far to find a roadside stand or farmers market touting baskets of colorful fruits and vegetables. However, as with any food purchase, a little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, […]

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Find a farmer’s market, roadside stand or farm stand near you

Original source: http://www.localfarmmarkets.org/PAfarmmarkets.php Looking for a local, true farmer’s market in Pennsylvania? Scroll down select your region of the state for a list of farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal produce markets in Pennsylvania, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by […]

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How to get the most nutrients from your produce

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8e0d0629-7877-4d59-8642-6b796cf5e128#.Wucoe1w-dBw Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. But the nutrient content of your produce can vary depending on how fresh it is and how you store and prepare it. The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are uncontestable: Lower risks for heart disease, diabetes, kidney stones, some cancers and other serious […]

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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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