Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cool off with National Dairy Month

This June, beat the heat and build strong bones with calcium-rich foods and resources that help celebrate National Dairy Month. Looking for new ways to add more dairy foods to your diet?  Check out the National Dairy Council’s “30-Days-of-Dairy” for … Continue reading

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Good Fat, Bad Fat?

Does saturated fat really increase heart disease risk?  Recent research using population-based studies challenged the long-taught recommendation to limit saturated fat consumption, suggesting that a conventional low-fat diet that replaces saturated fat with carbohydrate does not protect against heart disease … Continue reading

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A New Plate

On June 2, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released “MyPlate,” a new food guidance system designed to simplify nutrition messages and enable consumers to more easily incorporate healthy dietary changes into daily life.  Instead of  a pyramid … Continue reading

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Cooking Light’s Family Dinner Timesavers

Plan to dine out with your family this summer?  Cooking Light nutritionists provide the low-down on the children’s menus at seven popular restaurants so you’ll know which meals keep calories, fat and sodium in check and which ones to avoid.  … Continue reading

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