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National Diabetes Month: Let’s Stop this Growing Disease One Sugar at a Time!

If you are blissfully unaware of the presence of diabetes in the United States, let me break it down for you. Almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, with an additional 86 million that have prediabetes and are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  These numbers are astounding and growing. Diabetes…

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November Monthly Morsels

Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month but I’m pretty sure we are all pretty aware of sweet potatoes’ existence. These root vegetables are a staple at the Thanksgiving table! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only time you should be including this veggie in your life. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a…

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Low Fat or Full Fat…What’s YOUR Choice?

Have you fallen prey to the low fat foods movement in the last two decades? A report issued in the 1970s advised Americans to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease by consuming less fat. Thus the low fat foods movement began.  Do you also feel that all you see around these days are low fat…

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Celebrating Eating Better by Eating Together

October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. This theme was implemented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to encourage making family meal time a priority. Studies show that family meals promote healthier meals and healthier lifestyles. When families eat together, they tend to eat more nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and…

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Let it Snow! The Healthy Side of Staying Indoors

As the past couple week’s plummeting temperatures have indicated, winter is upon us!  Despite snowstorms and freezing temperatures, there are still ways to keep healthy.  Skip the excuse of not going to the gym because it’s snowy or icy; there are ways to work out at home as well as get things done around your…

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