Food Nutrition

A Parent's Guide to Juice

2004-11-04 22:46

A balanced diet includes a variety of foods. Like foods, most beverages can fit into a healthful diet when chosen wisely. For instance, 3/4 cup of 100% fruit juice can count as a serving of fruit for children age 4 and older. The problem is, many children may be consuming too much juice, often in place of milk, water, fruits, or vegetables. While most 100% fruit juices contain vitamin C and some minerals, they often lack the fiber that whole fruit contains.

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Allergy Fact Sheet For Child Nutrition Program Professionals

2004-11-04 22:19

Food allergies are an area of growing concern for Child Nutrition Program (CNP) professionals. Facilities participating in USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program, School Lunch, and School Breakfast programs may be required to accommodate the special dietary needs of children with allergies. A recognized medical authority, such as a physician, must provide a written diet prescription.

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

2004-11-01 09:24

Most of us know that we should drink six to eight glasses of water for optimal health, but very few people really follow this guideline or understand how important water is. We can survive about a month without food, but we can only survive a few days without water. The body consists of 70% water and replenishing that water is essential for every function in the body.\n

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Reducing Fat Intake

2004-10-30 15:40

High fat intake also contributes to excess body weight, since a gram of fat has about twice as many calories per gram as carbohydrates and proteins. Being overweight may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (diseases of the heart and blood vessels) and certain forms of cancer.

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Fat and Calories

2004-10-29 18:30

Fat is one of six nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. A calorie is a measurement, just like a teaspoon or an inch. Calories are the amount of energy released when your body breaks down food. The more calories a food has, the more energy it can provide to your body.

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Splendid Splenda, Healthy or Not

2004-08-09 14:01

There is a big push on for accepting Splenda\nas the healthy sugar alternative. Splenda is a\nchlorinated sugar extraction called sucralose.\nIf you watch TV or listen to radio you cannotSplendid\nmiss the advertising blanketing our eyes and\nears these days and all touting how healthy the\nsugar alternative is. Well, is it really healthy?\nOr is it really hype?

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The Downside Of Organic Produce

2004-05-11 22:20

Some studies have been trumpeted as having finally shown the nutritional superiority of organic foods, but other studies of similar crops show either no difference, or indicate superiority\nof conventional produce.

When you detach from the hype you can learn a valuable lesson about the quality of the food we eat.

Some studies have been trumpeted as having finally shown the nutritional superiority of organic foods, but other studies of similar crops show either no difference, or indicate superiority of conventional produce.

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Heart Disease and Homocysteine

2004-03-25 08:29

Every week we read or hear about heart disease being one of the biggest health concerns facing America today. Most people have experienced this problem because they know a friend or family member with one of these health problems.\n

Every week we read or hear about heart disease being one of the biggest health concerns facing America today. Most people have experienced this problem because they know a friend or family member with one of these health problems.\n

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Lee Cummings
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Eating for Balance: Ayurvedic Tips for Good Digestion

2004-03-18 13:30

In ayurveda, diet and digestion are accorded equal importance in maintaining good health. Just as choosing improper foods for your constitution can lead to imbalances, following improper routines and habits can wreak havoc on your digestion, turning even carefully chosen and prepared foods into ama or toxins in your system rather than ojas, the biochemical essence that supports all aspects of life, health, bliss and longevity.\n

In ayurveda, diet and digestion are accorded equal importance in maintaining good health. Just as choosing improper foods for your constitution can lead to imbalances, following improper routines and habits can wreak havoc on your digestion, turning even carefully chosen and prepared foods into ama or toxins in your system rather than ojas, the biochemical essence that supports all aspects of life, health, bliss and longevity.\n

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Shreelata Suresh
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Know How Your Produce Was Grown

2004-03-16 13:00

Want to know if your fruit of vegetables that you eat are genetically altered? You know those little stick-on labels you have to peel off your fruits and vegetables before you eat them? Well, they can tell you HOW that piece of fruit or vegetable was grown.

Want to know if your fruit of vegetables that you eat are genetically altered? You know those little stick-on labels you have to peel off your fruits and vegetables before you eat them? Well, they can tell you HOW that piece of fruit or vegetable was grown.

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Lena Sanchez
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Why DO the Japanese have the longest lifespan?

2004-03-12 20:36

A recent statistic in the World Bank Group states that the Japanese have the longest lifespan in the world. Japanese men live be 78 years old on average while the average lifespan of a Japanese woman is 85. How do the Japanese do it? \n

A recent statistic in the World Bank Group states that the Japanese have the longest lifespan in the world. Japanese men live be 78 years old on average while the average lifespan of a Japanese woman is 85. How do the Japanese do it? \n

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