Monthly Archives: September 2011

No Tricks, Just Sweet Treats

If colorful leaves and pumpkin spice lattes on the coffee shop menus are the official heralds of fall, perhaps the pile-up of Halloween candy on supermarket shelves is the unofficial sign that autumn is in full swing.  Which reminds me … Continue reading

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Free MyPlate Resources

Just in time for the new school year, the USDA has partnered with Learning Zone Express to provide free MyPlate resources and activities for parents and teachers!

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Sweet News for Weight Loss!

Eliminating snacks to lose weight?  Maybe it’s time to think again.  A recent 18 week pilot study of 26 overweight and obese women on a reduced-calorie diet compared the effects of including a daily, 155 kcal snack of dark chocolate … Continue reading

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Back to School

School’s here again, and so are hurried mornings and crazy schedules. It’s easy for families to feel that healthy meals and making time to exercise are impossible goals, which is all the more reason for teachers and health professionals to … Continue reading

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