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Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness

Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.
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Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month

President Trump declared the month of April as Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month in his Presidential Message on April 1, 2019 and is encouraging public action and participation from all sectors. Ways to participate: Join the conversation: Share...

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Stress and IBS

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month AND Stress Awareness Month. If you don't know what IBS is or what it's like, then consider yourself lucky. Between 25 and 45 million people in the United States (10 to 15% of the population) are affected. The exact cause of IBS is not known. Symptoms may result from a disturbance in theway the gut, brain, and nervous system...

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Healthy Shifts for a Healthy You

Happy National Nutrition Month®! This is a great time of year to reevaluate your eating pattern to determine if it's working for you. Are you getting the healthful foods you need to live your best life? An eating pattern represents all of the food and drink choices you make from day to day over the course of your lifetime. It's more important to focus on healthy shifts you can make...

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Make the Most of Your Oats

Oats can be found in many cultural dishes such as Scotland's haggis and Muesli from the Swiss. Oats have been a popular addition to many recipes and a staple food source for centuries (printable recipes below). Oats are an extremely versatile whole grain and can be added to many recipes from breakfast to beverages. Here are some of my favorite applications for oats: As oa...

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September is Fruits and Veggies- More Matters Month

With cooler temps moving in I have been itching to make pumpkin everything, homemade breads, soups and apple cider doughnuts. I love all of the fall flavors and visiting my local farmers' market to pick out seasonal produce to experiment with. I was at the market last weekend and bought some squash, mums, leeks and potatoes. You might be surprised by what you find, I always find something new t...

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Getting Kids in the Kitchen, Developing Healthy Lifestyles

When I was a child, I loved running errands with my mom. I especially loved going to the grocery store and picking out colorful produce and other staples we needed for the week. I would wander through the produce section eagerly anticipating a new fruit or vegetable sample. I'll never forget the day I tried star fruit for the first time; amazed that a plant could produce something so beautiful...

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Stay Hydrated with Water-Rich Foods

What on Earth would we do without a liquid supply of water? It would be impossible to exist since 60% of our bodies are made up of water (more or less depending on your age and body fat percentage). Water is essential for so many bodily functions including: Cell growth, reproduction and survival Saliva formation Digestion Oxygen and nutrient...

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