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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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22

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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17

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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11

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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02

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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13

Mar
2014

Peppers

Last night before I was getting ready to turn in, I was reading the food section on Flipboard and I saw this short video about spicy foods. Thought it would be a great short video for today's post. Enjoy!
http://eater.com/...

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07

Mar
2014

Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves

Nutrition Week. Day 5. Healthy Beverages

Well today is the last day of Nutrition Week, and it feels like the week was a great success so far. A recap of some of the events that took place includes an exotic fruit tasting. On Monday students were able to sample exotic fruit like the Cape Gooseberry or Baby Kiwi.  On Tuesday...

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06

Mar
2014

Nutrition Week. Day 4. Dairy.

Dairy foods are rich in calcium and protein but if chosen in their whole fat form can provide a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol. Like our protein and whole grains we want to choose our dairy wisely. Best options include fat free or low fat (1%) milk, fat-free or low fat yogurt and reduced fat...

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05

Mar
2014

Whole Grain Kernal

Nutrition Week: Day 3. You can call me the grain queen. I love grains, bread, oatmeal, breakfast cereals. Really any grain will do. Grains/carbohydrates tend to get a bad rap when it comes to weight loss. Grains can be a part of your diet, you just have to be mindful about how you are selecting them. The recommendation is that you ...

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04

Mar
2014

Whole Almonds

Nutrition Week: Day 2. Today we are going to focus on lean protein. I think when many people hear the word protein they think healthy, or they might think I need more of that in my diet, or maybe they think of protein shake made with protein powder. Well whatever you might think about protein, let just say that most American’s get too...

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