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It’s Dinner in a Box

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Interesting article in the New York Times regarding meal mail delivery systems. These programs do a great job at helping you gain confidence in meal planning, cooking new foods and culinary skills. It’s Dinner in a Box

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The New Dietary Guidelines are here!

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The two biggest take away message: Lower Sodium and Lower sugar intake! ]The New Dietary Guidelines

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Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

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Interesting article.  Sticking to a whole food diet with limited processed foods will automatically cut back on your sodium intake. http://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/most-americans-still-consumer-too-much-salt-cdc-706841.html Source: CDC MMWR – “Prevalence of Excess Sodium Intake in the United States — NHANES, 2009–2012” http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6452a1.htm?s_cid=mm6452a1_w

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Food Sell-by Dates: What they really tell you

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A great reference. Food Sell-by Dates: What they really tell you

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Does rinsing fruit before you eat it actually do anything?

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I have always wondered this…. Does rinsing fruit before you eat it actually do anything?

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Seasonal Eating for People with Diabetes

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This is a great resource from the AADE for those of you with diabetes and even for those looking for ideas on how to eat better during the holidays.  Also has some great recipes! Check it out! Seasonal Eating for … Continue reading

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Surgeon warns of ‘malicious combination’ behind surge in kidney stones cases

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  “A leading surgeon has warned a “malicious combination” of obesity, poor hydration, high blood pressure and a lack of exercise is behind a surge in cases of kidney stones.”   Full article available at: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foun. … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for Kids: Healthy Choices

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Fill your children’s stockings with health in mind. Consider these options: Padded running socks Headphones Swimming goggles Swim cap Headbands, such as sweatybands.com, that do not fall off during exercise Jump rope Pedometer Leap Frog Leap Band™, the only activity … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers for Teenagers and Adults: Healthy Choices

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Fill your family’s stockings with health in mind. Consider these options: Yoga or running socks Exercise DVDs Subscription to online exercise program, such as Barre3 Subscription to healthy snack program, such as NatureBox™ Resistance bands Ear warmers Hand warmers Carabiners … Continue reading

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Candied Walnut, Pear, and Leafy Green Salad

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Ingredients 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon capers, chopped 4 cups torn green leaf … Continue reading

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