Overeating in Children and Teens 1

Overeating in Children and Teens

Overeating in Children and Teens My child seems to eat all the time. Is that normal? It depends. Children and teens may go through cycles. For example, they may eat more and gain some extra weight right before a growth spurt in height. This type of weight gain usually passes quickly as the child continues

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What You Need to Know about Organic Foods 2

What You Need to Know about Organic Foods

What You Need to Know about Organic Foods? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines and controls the term “organic.” In order to carry the organic label, foods must meet certain standards. Farmers, companies, and food products have to be inspected and certified.  Organic produce must be grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides.

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Packing Healthy School Lunches 3

Packing Healthy School Lunches

Most kids like to buy their lunches at school. Many schools have been working hard to make their lunches more nutritious. But even when healthy choices are available, a hungry kid could find it hard to resist the temptation of unhealthy foods. That’s one reason it’s a good idea to have your child take his

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Food and Activity Journal 4

Food and Activity Journal

Awareness is an important part of making lasting changes for healthy living. For some people, keeping a journal is a good way to be more mindful. You can keep track of what, when, and how much you eat. You also can log what you do and how you feel. Path to well being When you

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Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods 5

Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

Nutrient-rich foods (or nutrient-dense foods)  contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. They also are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. Your body needs vitamins and minerals, known as micronutrients. They nourish your body and help keep you healthy. They can reduce your risk for chronic diseases. Getting them through

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Healthy Food in the City 6

Healthy Food in the City

What does it really mean when people say you need to “eat healthy”? It actually means just that. What you eat has a great impact on your overall health. Eating foods with the right nutritional value keeps your body strong. It boosts your immune system. It can also help your mood and energy levels. It

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Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices 7

Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

Having a healthy diet has a lot of benefits. It can help you lose weight or maintain your desired weight. It also can lower your cholesterol and prevent certain health conditions. In general, a healthy diet keeps your body running on a daily basis. Learn how to make healthier food choices. How to Make Healthier

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After 50: Nutritional Needs 8

After 50: Nutritional Needs

Our bodies change as we get older. That causes our nutritional needs to change, as well. Nutrition comes from food and water. Our nutritional needs may change based on whether you are a man or woman, certain medical conditions, activity level, and age. Food provides us with the energy and nutrients we need to stay

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Nutrition Made Simple 9

Nutrition Made Simple

  We’ve all heard about the basics of good nutrition. We know we should eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. But sometimes trying to change your lifestyle to include more healthy eating can feel overwhelming. We may wonder who has the time or the

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Healthy Food Trends for 2017 10

Healthy Food Trends for 2017

Each year, healthy food trends come and go. As we welcome 2017, experts are predicting which healthy foods may fill our plates. As with all trends, not every one will appeal to your taste buds or work with your budget. In general, the trend toward eating foods that help maintain a healthy weight and boost

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