We don’t usually think of the summer months as being a time where we have to watch what we eat or worry about gaining extra pounds like we do around the holidays. However, there are just as many events, if not more, that pop up during the summer that could lead to undesirable eating habits. […]
Say “pie” and the first thing that may come to your mind is “apple,” “cherry,” “pumpkin,” or “chocolate crème.” Or maybe you like savory pies such as “chicken pot pie,” “beef pot pie,” “shepherd’s pie,” or perhaps even “pizza pie.” That is, of course, unless it happens to be March 14 and you really like […]
Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.
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The food guide, called Choose My Plate, offers recommendations to help you eat a healthy diet. My Plate can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right amount of calories and fat. The United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have a website at ChooseMyPlate.gov to help […]
When you can’t stop thinking about a crunchy, salty snack, give your body a healthier version of what you crave.
Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines have helped millions of Americans eat healthier. Updated every 5 years, the guidelines are packed with nutritional advice based on sound scientific data.
A family’s outlook on eating and exercise can play a significant role in determining a child’s weight and overall health.