April, 2014 Blog Posts

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Apr
2014

Tangerines cut in half

With this 80 degree weather I think most of us are thinking about the beach and catching some rays.  If you are trying to lose weight or maybe thinking about picnic options we always want to encourage healthy eating.  To do this let’s review some more healthy snack options. I decided it would be more interesting to get a student’s...

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Apr
2014

Image of Popcorn

Can popcorn be a healthy snack? Absolutely. In fact popcorn is a whole grain. Let’s take a look at the nutrition facts for plain popcorn, pay close attention to the fiber and vitamin and mineral content.

Plain, Air-Popped Popcorn (4 cups popped)
Fiber: 5 grams
Calories: 122
Protein: 4 grams
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Apr
2014

For me Earth Day means taking a moment to appreciate the place we live. To enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and to think about how I can contribute more to preserving our Earth. The dining commons are participating in Earth Day activities and in planning for the event I learned about a lot of ways I could make a difference. So I...

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Apr
2014

Does it seem like new nutrition studies are constantly coming out and are providing contradicting information to everything you have heard and know to be true?
Well that is partly due to the fact that if a study comes out with the same findings than that’s not exciting or new news. But if a trail or study comes out with...

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Apr
2014

Today we discuss folate. What it does for our body, where we can find it in our diet and how much we need!

Folate is a generic term for both naturally occurring folate found in foods and folic acid. Folic acid is water-soluble, meaning that it dissolves in water. Whihc means that your body get ride of leftovers through the...

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Apr
2014

Vitamins make your bodies work properly. Vitamins are found in the foods we eat every day, some foods have more vitamins than others.

Vitamins fall into two categories:

1. Fat soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins — A, D, E, and K — dissolve in fat and can be stored in your body.
 2. Water soluble. The water-soluble...

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