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Making The Most of Leftovers

Turkey & Biscuits

On average, the American family throws out about $640 of leftovers a year. Ever heard of the phrase, “Cook it once; use it twice”? Most of us can think of lots of other more enjoyable things to do than spending time in the kitchen, dicing, cooking and cleaning. Truth be …

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Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables – The Whole Rainbow!

Squares of fruits and vegetables in rainbow colors framed by a rainbow-colored background

We have all heard that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may help control our weight and lower our risk for heart disease as well as other chronic diseases. We have even been encouraged to fill half of our plate with fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend that ideally, Americans should …

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Make Your Plate Look Like MyPlate!

Sweet Potato and Apple Pork Chops

MyPlate is a visual guide to encourage Americans to eat a variety of foods and build healthy meals. Experts believe the best and most simple way to improve Americans’ diets and combat obesity is to have Americans focus more on the proportion of each food group on their plates rather …

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From the Farm to Your Table

farmer picking tomatoes

Where does the food we eat come from? This question is one part of the farm-to-table experience taking place across the nation. And the experience really begins with where the food is grown on the farm. Often, we choose to create our own unique farm-to-table experience when purchasing local fruits …

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Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Healthy Habits: Add Excitement to Your Salad!

Eating a salad can be an exciting way to increase your intake of vegetables and fruits. (No, really, it can be!) The variety is limitless, and if you choose wisely, eating salads can be satisfying and even help you eat fewer calories and less sodium throughout the day. Be sure …

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Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

Healthy Living: Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

As part of building a healthy eating pattern, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you choose a good mix of foods by consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within food groups. This is the best way to ensure that your body gets what it needs for optimal …

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Why is Your Health Important to You?

Healthy Habits: Why is Your Health Important to You?

Whether your goal is to get healthier, lose weight or maintain your health, almost everyone has a reason to be motivated. Being healthy truly is a journey, not a destination. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the …

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