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Food labels, buzzwords confuse shoppers

By Julie Vrazel Walk down any grocery store aisle and you’re sure to see a plethora of health food buzzwords. Organic, hormone-free and natural—just to name a few. These eye-catching phrases are designed to entice us to grab items off the shelf without feeling guilty. But do shoppers even know what these labels mean? Oftentimes, [...]

Milk—Is it doing your body good?

By Amanda Hill We’ve all seen the commercials—the coolest actresses, athletes and entertainers proudly sport their milk mustaches. We’ve been told it does a body good. Got milk? You bet! Growing up, milk was a part of my everyday diet. I’d start the day with a bowl of cereal and skim milk. I’d have a [...]

July 2, 2013|Categories: Healthy Eating|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

School lunches get a new look

By Nathan Smith It's that time of year again. Backpacks are packed with fresh supplies, new shoes are being tied, and school bells are beckoning kids across Texas and the nation. If your child chooses to buy the school lunch instead of packing their own, the lunch line will look a little different this year.  Earlier this [...]

August 21, 2012|Categories: Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Truth in rising food prices

By Amanda Hill I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my own family's budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch. I wonder, though, how many shoppers know why food prices increase. If you watch the news, you've probably heard stories about how the devastating U.S. drought—a drought that caused billions of [...]

Farm Fresh: Exploring Texas farmers markets

By Amanda Hill Nothing says summer more than taking a big bite of a plump, fresh Texas peach and having the juice drip down your chin. Fresh fruits and vegetables are found in abundance this summer at farmers markets all over the state. I love wandering a good farmers market. The bright colors, the hustle and [...]

June 19, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments