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  • Garbage in, garbage out

    Their simplicity and convenience can make them quite tempting. Simply put, processed foods include any food modified from its original form. They ...

  • Non-dairy goodness

    Nutritionally, milk is a source of 16 essential nutrients and, perhaps most notably, is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Regardless of the ...

  • Crazy about cranberries

    Last month it was announced that cranberry farmers will see a $7-million boost to help double the current 250 acres across the island devoted to ...

  • Carving the nutrition out of pumpkin

    These treats can be tempting and delicious, but they all too often come with an abundance of added sugar, fat and calories. In addition, and ...

  • All about organic

    So, what makes organic food unique and does it have any additional nutritional benefit?Organic foods are not allowed to contain GMOs (genetically ...

  • Spreading the facts on peanut butter

    While peanut butter doesn’t necessarily fall into the same category as unhealthy spreads like Nutella or Cheese Whiz, it can be a nutritious ...

  • Bogus bread spreads

    Below are the top spreads to avoid on your kids’ sandwiches for back to school.Nutella. If you’ve been feeding this to kiddies thinking it’s a ...

  • Feeding myths every parent needs to know

    Myth 1: Kids should always clean their plates.Fact: While it’s the parents’ job to decide what to serve, it’s really up to kids to decide how ...

  • Diet plays a big part in living with ALS

    If this is your first time hearing about it, the short and sweet is that it’s an attention-grabbing fundraising campaign to increase awareness ...

  • Chew on this

    This summer, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggested that increasing the number of chews taken before swallowing reduces ...