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Food fitness for National Nutrition Month

By Amanda Hill March is National Nutrition Month, an annual healthy eating campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). This month, registered dietitians are encouraging Americans to "get your plate in shape" by working on your food fitness. The thing about working out is...it's hard. It often takes a lot [...]

March 13, 2012|Categories: Healthy Eating|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Study: Eat lean beef to lower cholesterol

By Amanda Hill Healthy eating and improving health habits top the list of New Year's resolutions for many Texans each year. If eating a heart healthy diet tops your list for 2012, a new study by Pennsylvania State University may give you some pretty tasty motivation. The recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical [...]

December 27, 2011|Categories: Beef, Healthy Eating|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back to school, back to sack lunches

By Amanda Hill The back-to-school season is upon us, and each year I still get excited about the thought of crisp notebooks, freshly-sharpened pencils and a brand new lunchbox. Growing up, packing my lunch was a daily event. My mom or dad would help me assemble a healthy meal of some sort of sandwich, fruit, [...]

Am I eating dirty food?

By Amanda Hill There’s a link circulating via Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites that says we’re all eating dirty food. No, not the “10-second rule” kind. This Men’s Health article claims 10 common foods that we buy at local food stores are contaminated with Salmonella and E. coli. It also claims that we’re [...]