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Big Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

by Nicole Gregory

It's those cravings that do us in -- cookies, ice cream, potato chips. The answer, however, is not to banish snacks from your home or to force yourself to resist those cravings through sheer strength of will. The key, according to a surprising new study, is to eat a big breakfast high in complex carbs and protein.

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Win the Junk Food War

Only 18 percent of children are eating the recommended three or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, according to a Produce for Kids study released by the Perishables Group. Forty-three percent of parents say their children eat one or fewer servings daily.

"At a time when approximately 25 million kids in the US are overweight, healthy snacking is more im ... Continue reading Win the Junk Food War

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Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: What You Need to Know

by Cathy Bedford, M.D., Pediatrician, Northeast Pediatric Clinic

Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and other essential nutrients; they are low in saturated fat, and contain omega-3 fatty acids. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish ... Continue reading Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: What You Need to Know

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Eating Healthy on the Run: 5 Tips for Getting More Nutrition in Your Daily Bites

by Deb McLeod

When you are busy and always pressed for time, eating healthfully can easily lose its luster as a high priority item.

Oh, it's a high priority in your mind. Each day you might make promises to eat better, to get the right mix of vegetable and to get enough protein and fiber. But that can take time and you don't have the t ... Continue reading Eating Healthy on the Run: 5 Tips for Getting More Nutrition in Your Daily Bites

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Myth Busting: Some Helpful Tips for a Nutritious Pregnancy

If there ever was a love/hate relationship for the record books, it's the relationship between a pregnant woman and food. On one hand, it's a time when food cravings go on overdrive, and the body shouts "More, more, more!" On the other hand, certain foods can trigger discomforts such as nausea, causing a "Less, less, less!" reaction. Here are some common myth busters about pregnan ... Continue reading Myth Busting: Some Helpful Tips for a Nutritious Pregnancy

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Notable Minnesota Moms: Chris Freytag

Author, fitness professional
"Prevention's Shortcuts to Big Weight Loss"

by JulieBurton

Chris Freytag is an exercise enthusiast. She exudes energy (even over the telephone line). She is committed to making Minnesotans healthier people and has done that through various forms of educating. Her exercise videos, articles in Preve ... Continue reading Notable Minnesota Moms: Chris Freytag

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Eat Smart

by Anne Ehmer

It should not come as a surprise that what we have for breakfast, lunch or dinner has an effect on how well we think. After all, our brain is very particular about food requirements. If it is possible to boost mind performance through diet, it must definitely be worth a try. So, how would the smart food plan be?

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Oodles of Noodles! : Still Me - Allergy Free

by Melisa Priem

"My child wants macaroni and cheese everyday!" Does this sound familiar? And who can blame them? Who doesn't love to nosh on the warm comfort of noodles swimming in a tang of soothing cheese sauce? But as good mothers, we want our children to have balanced nutrition. So we try to offer a variety of foods, only to quickly re ... Continue reading Oodles of Noodles! : Still Me - Allergy Free

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Do Good Diet and Good Grades Go Together?

When healthy foods are an everyday part of kids' diets, it's not just their bodies that may benefit -- kids who eat nutritious foods on a regular basis might actually do better in school, too, suggests a new study.

After looking at surveys about the eating habits of more than 5,000 fifth-graders in Canada, researchers gave each child a standardized literacy a ... Continue reading Do Good Diet and Good Grades Go Together?

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Strange Fruit

By Daryn Eller

Lately I've been comparing apples and oranges, only to come to a troubling conclusion: boring! This wouldn't be a problem if the USDA's ubiquitous "5 A Day" fruit and vegetable recommendation didn't entail two servings of fruit a day. Thus, I decided that if I was going to make the grade, I'd have to look beyond the usual suspects. Turns ou ... Continue reading Strange Fruit

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Gold-Medal Nutrition

Food is the fuel that keeps everyone going, whether you're a student, a mom or a professional athlete. As our U.S. Olympic Team prepares for the Olympic Games in Beijing, they know that eating right can make the difference between winning and losing.

To help properly fuel the U.S. athletes, Tyson Foods is supporting the U.S. Olympic Committee's Performance Nutri ... Continue reading Gold-Medal Nutrition

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Into the Mouths of Babes-8 Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids: the Medicine Mom

Dr. Tara Kompare, Pharm.D.

"I tell kids they should throw away the cereal and eat the box. At least they'd get some fiber."
-Richard Holstein, D.D.S-

The latest obsession among moms lately has nothing to do with mom, per se, but focuses on what moms can do to trick their children into eating foods that are actually go ... Continue reading Into the Mouths of Babes-8 Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids: the Medicine Mom

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Maximum Nutrition

By Steve Gelman

Yes, yes, we know that you know that eating broccoli is good for you. But did you know that cooking it incorrectly can destroy the health benefits? Or that failing to spot just one word on the label of cooking oil can deprive you of vital nutrients? And are you aware of a common mistake that strips the vitamins from fruit that you b ... Continue reading Maximum Nutrition

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Summer Steak Wraps

The intriguing fresh flavors and textures of Tunisian Steak Lettuce Wraps will impress your friends and family. A new take on the classic London Broil recipe, marinated beef top round steak is grilled to medium rare perfection (145 degrees F). Leafy lettuce cups cradle the thin slices of steak and crisp vegetable slaw. Add an accent of the date spread, sprinkle with fresh mi ... Continue reading Summer Steak Wraps

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Is Organic Really Better?

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan

Ever since my toddler started eating table food, I've fallen prey to the dilemma with which so many modern moms struggle: whether or not to buy organic. Scary headlines about toxins in our food (not to mention the environment) are everywhere I turn, and each time I go grocery shopping -- whether it's at my neighborhood farmer's market ... Continue reading Is Organic Really Better?

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Capture Summer Flavors

There is nothing more tantalizing than the sweet tastes of summer's harvest, especially the abundance of juicy, colorful berries bursting with flavor that line the shelves of local grocery stores and farmer markets. Whether eaten as a treat or used in a main dish, ripe summer fruit provides endless possibilities.

Smoothies are a great way to enjoy the delicious f ... Continue reading Capture Summer Flavors

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Out and About with Food Sensitivities: Still Me - Allergy Free

By Melisa Priem

Ironically, food sensitivities are affecting a growing number of Americans during a time when people are eating out more and cooking less. Fortunately, many restaurants are responding to the increase in food sensitivities as gluten-free menus are slowly becoming as acceptable as kids' menus. National chains such as Outback Steakhouse, Wildfire ... Continue reading Out and About with Food Sensitivities: Still Me - Allergy Free

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Your Mineral Needs

By Jill Tomlin

Minerals, like vitamins, are essential for a well-balanced diet -- especially when you're pregnant. They keep your body running in tip-top shape. They also are involved in just about every aspect of your growing baby's development. Here's a rundown on these important minerals and what foods are good sources of them.

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Children's Physician Network Focuses Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity

Ellen Pinkowski, RN
Children's Physician Network

Children's Physician Network (CPN), a network of 200 primary care clinicians and more than 500 pediatric specialists in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, has been working to promote healthier lifestyles and combat obesity among pediatric and adolescent patients. Since late 20 ... Continue reading Children's Physician Network Focuses Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity

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Organic Food is Good Food- Where To Buy in the Twin Cities

By Megan Torrini

Known as one of the healthiest places in America, it's no wonder the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area has some great places to shop for organic and locally grown items. Quaint neighborhood co-ops, grocery stores and city farmer's markets all have healthy, organic selections for you to choose from.

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