Posts Tagged: fruit

Dental check-ups, part of back-to-school routine

Buying school supplies is one of many important tasks on the to-do list when preparing kids for a successful 2017-18 school year. Getting health check-ups, including dental screenings or exams also should top the list. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect a child’s performance in school. I encourage…
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Seven methods to make your meals healthy and delicious

Looking for ways to refresh your family’s meals or introduce healthier eating habits? Here are seven techniques to help make your meals not only taste better, but encourage healthy eating in your home. 1)      Stock up on fruits and vegetables. There are a number of ways to incorporate these items in your daily meals. Whip up…
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Highlights of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released, so here are the highlights of the 2015-2020 DGA’s: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Support healthy…
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Fruit and veggies matter

Study after study confirms that including more fruits and vegetables in your diet, has a positive impact on your health. A 2013 report from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity stated that American adults consume fruit 1.1 times per day and vegetables about 1.6…
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