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Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving: the air is cooler, the colors are vibrant, and our plates are full – both with busy schedules and hearty fall fare. For many people, the holiday season brings more than joy – it can also bring unwanted … Continue reading

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Pumpkins are Super Foods!

Pumpkins’ bright orange color may make them a good substitute for traffic cones, but the real power behind their hue is beta-carotene, a provitamin that is converted to vitamin A in the body. Known for its immune-boosting powers, beta-carotene is … Continue reading

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Go Red for Women!

This year’s goal was to raise $1,000 to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. WE RAISED $910!!!!! By wearing red and making a donation of any amount, students, staff and faculty were able to be part … Continue reading

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Healthy Labor Day Picnic Ideas

Over the years, Labor Day has evolved from purely a labor union celebration into a “last fling of the summer” festival. But don’t let uninvited guests spoil your fun! Poor planning (or carelessness) can increase the risk of food-borne illness; … Continue reading

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Back to school nutrition basics

The start of the school year is fast approaching, are you ready? Keep in mind these tips to make sure the school year starts off on the right foot! Start each day with a healthy, balanced breakfast! “Studies show breakfast … Continue reading

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4th of July Food Safety Tips

Tips for keeping food safe, and most center around temperatures that discourage bacteria. But one old standby is still important.  Frequent hand washing is by far the most important safety tip for all of us to remember, each of us … Continue reading

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Food is Fuel

Food is primarily about fueling our bodies with essential nutrients. However, for most of us, our eating behaviors are strongly influenced by psychological, social, and emotional factors. In order to take charge of your eating, look at each of the … Continue reading

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Super Foods for Heart Disease

We all know a healthy diet can help reduce your risk, especially when coupled with regular exercise and maintaining a reasonable weight. But what really are the best foods to include on your weekly menu to keep your heart healthy … Continue reading

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