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6 Freezer Tips for National Frozen Food Month

Did you know March is National Frozen Food month? Having a freezer is a huge convenience to consumers these days as it allows you to have nutritious food throughout the year.   Now I know what you may be thinking, is frozen food even good for you?? Well, I’m here to tell you that there…

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Nuts for Peanuts on Peanut Lovers Day!

Today, March 15this National Peanut Lovers Day! Did you know that thepeanut plant originated in Peru or Brazil in South America about 3,500 years ago?   When peanuts were first discovered by the Europeans, they were being grown from Mexico all the way down to Peru. The Europeans took the peanuts back to Spain and…

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March Your Way Through Noodle Month

March is National Noodle Month, but that doesn’t mean you are limited to just noodles!  There’s a variety of “noodles”that you can explore from!  Whether you enjoy noodles in your soup or eat them in pasta dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, you can you enjoy your noodles as you like.   Typically, when you…

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10 Tips to Keep In Mind During National Salt Awareness Week

Did you know that having too much salt in your diet can raise your blood pressure, which increases your chances of having heart disease or a stroke?   Luckily, there is an entire week dedicated to spreading awareness about salt. This year National Salt Awareness Week started on March 4th and runs through March 10th! The World…

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Start Your Engines for National School Breakfast Week

Celebrate the “most important meal of the day” all week long in honor of National School Breakfast Week (NSBW)! Starting today through March8th, schools nationwide will be taking part in observing this year’s NSBW with the theme Start Your Engines with School Breakfast. This year’s theme was chosen to emphasize the importance of starting the…

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The Big 4: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Typically, National Nutrition Month has a theme to focus on, however this year it’s being done a little different! Instead of a theme, National Nutrition Month is being honored on its own. The point of this “theme” is to allow for flexbility when spreading nutrition messages…

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4 Ways to Improve Body Positivity

Every year in February, there is a week dedicated to bringing awareness to eating orders. This year,National Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts today, February 25th and will run through Sunday, March 3rd.   The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) selects a theme each year for their movement of awareness and this year the theme is titled “Come…

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Keeping Your Brain Sharp with the MIND Diet (Plus 4 Recipes)

Many diseases can be better managed by making modifications to yourdiet, including but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis. Recent research has even come out suggesting that modifications in one’s diet pattern can significantly decrease the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Given the big “push” in the media for keeping your…

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Canning Do’s and Don’ts for National Canned Food Month

More than 200 years ago, people needed to either smoke, salt, or dry their food in order to preserve it. That all changed when Nicholas Appert invented the process of packing meat and poultry into glass bottles by corking the bottles and placing them into boiling water. In doing this, he realized he stopped bacterial…

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Make The Most Out Of Those Sweet Potatoes!

You’ve probably been seeing people cook sweet potatoes more often nowadays, however this is not solely based off of their taste, but also because of its high nutrient value. Don’t know much about this tuber? Luckily, February is National Sweet Potato Month, so time todig in and take a look at why this tasty tuber has so…

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5 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease During American Heart Month

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? Nearly 1 in every 4 deaths can be related to it. Luckily, February is American Heart Month, which makes now the perfect time to learn all you can about heart disease and how you can reduce your risk!…

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Stay Warm this Month With Homemade Soup!

February is one of the coldest months of the year, which is why it comes as no surprise that National Homemade Soup Day is on February 4th! With the temperature continuing to drop throughout the month, get cozy and warm yourself up with a nice hearty bowl of soup.   One of the major reasons…

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8 Fun (and delicious!) Snack for Superbowl Sunday

As you probably already know, Superbowl Sunday is this Sunday! While I’m not really a huge sports fan, I do love getting together with friends and family to watch the game (and halftime show)! What kind of food do you like to have at your get-together? While there is nothing wrong with “bar food”, I’m…

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Learning More About Your Thyroid Health

I’m sure you’ve all heard about how important it is to keep your thyroid healthy, but do you really know what that means?   Do you know where your thyroid is located and how to “keep it healthy”? Today, I want to focus on your thyroid health and what kind of role you can play…

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How’s Your Folic Acid Intake?

Did you know that January was National Folic Acid Awareness Month?Folic acid is one of the few nutrients you may not often think of when it comes to your daily intake – as a society, more time is spent focusing on vitamin D, fiber and protein (along with a few other nutrients). However, folic acid…

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Are All Granola Bars The Same?

When you find yourself short on time, what is your quick go-to snack choice? Often times, you may choose a granola bar –they are an easy, convenient and cheap option for on the go. However, it is important to know that not all granola bars are created equally.   Luckily, today is National Granola Bar…

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5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

Many people are lured into trying various weight loss diets and products, only to soon realize that they don’t work! Some of these diets are a bit extreme and lack energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals, which are essential for your body to function properly.  These diets provide rules about what you can or cannot eat….

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6 Family Fun Ways to Celebrate Family Fit Lifestyle Month!

Trust me, I know how tough it is to stay motivated to be active during the winter months but National Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the perfect incentive! I love celebrating this month because it involvesthe whole family. There are many ways for you and your family to stay fit together during Family Fit Lifestyle Month….

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The Basics Of Wheat

The New Year has begun and what better way to start the year off by learning about the basics of wheat. January is National Wheat Bread Month so take advantage, stay informed and make the most out of it!   All About Wheat   Did you know that wheat makes up a majority of our…

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Celebrate National Spaghetti Day with Zoodles

Pasta has been a staple in many people’s diets since as early as the 13thcentury.  Pasta made its way to the Americas in 1789 when Thomas Jefferson brought it over. Its popularity has grown even more since then! There are many different types of pasta: penne, ziti, macaroni, farfalle and spaghetti to name a few….

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