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What’s in the Food You Eat?

Take a look at the ingredients of the packaged foods you eat. You’ll quickly move from foods you know, such as tomato puree or wheat flour, into the strange world of food additives. Names like calcium propionate (used to control mold) or ascorbic acid (an antioxidant and color stabilizer) abound on labels. Most additives are […]

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National Nutrition Month – Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is full of wonderful things: the beginning of spring, daylight savings time (hello, extra hour of sunshine!), or even March Madness if you enjoy basketball. But there’s one more thing that’s special about March: It’s National Nutrition Month®! National Nutrition Month® began in 1973 as a one-week initiative, “Invest in Yourself – Buy Nutrition,” […]

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Following a Healthy Diet Plan

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 […]

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Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

Following a healthy diet plan 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 […]

Nutrition

What’s in the Food You Eat?

Take a look at the ingredients of the packaged foods you eat. You’ll quickly move from foods you know, such as tomato puree or wheat flour, into the strange world of food additives. Names like calcium propionate (used to control mold) or ascorbic acid (an antioxidant and color stabilizer) abound on labels.