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Sourcing the Source

Whether its non-GMO, organic, less packaging, home delivery or sugar-free, changes in buying habits drive changes at your commissary. The Defense Commissary Agency’s position in the Department of Defense promotes readiness of the service member by enhancing quality of life and quality of the community. Because of our mission, DeCA …

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Here’s The Scoop on Protein

"Holiday" Meatballs

Is protein the “magic” potion to promote weight loss? Are there other health benefits? Many may be wondering this due to the increase in popularity of protein powders and packaged items drawing attention to the amount of protein in products. What’s going on with all this focus on protein? Consuming …

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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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