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Summer Salads--It's Too Hot to Cook


SOUTHWEST TUNA SALAD


Ingredients
1   bag (10 oz.)  washed salad greens
1   can (15 ¼ oz.)  Whole Kernel Sweet Corn , drained
1   (7 oz.) pouch or 2 (3 oz.) pouches  Tuna, (Chunk Light or Albacore)
1   can (15 oz.)  50% less salt black beans , rinsed and drained
½   cup  low-fat ranch dressing
½   cup   mild or med ... Continue reading Summer Salads--It's Too Hot to Cook

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Breaking Down Bone Health Myths


What's in your daughter's glass? If it's not a calcium-rich beverage like milk, fortified orange juice or soymilk, she may not be building the strong bones she'll need for life.


Many girls don't drink milk because they worry about weight gain. Others steer clear of dairy products because they are lactose intolerant. Avoiding calcium-rich foods, combined with a lac ... Continue reading Breaking Down Bone Health Myths

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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


Facts:
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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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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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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The Pregnant Vegetarian



By Jill Tomlin


If you're a pregnant vegetarian, don't worry: nobody's going to make you trade your humus for a cheeseburger.


In fact, babies born to vegetarian moms are just as healthy as other infants, according to experts at the American Dietetic Association. "Vegetarians do fine during pregnancy," says Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R. ... Continue reading The Pregnant Vegetarian

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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.


... Continue reading Your Mineral Needs

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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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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy



By Maureen Connolly

Eating for two doesn't mean you need to double your calories (you need only an additional 300 calories per day in the second and third trimesters), but you'll definitely want to double your efforts to avoid potentially harmful foods for you and your baby. "Everything you eat and drink you share with your baby, so it makes sense to be e ... Continue reading Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

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It's Spring: Re-energizing your Family's Health and Fitness


Spring and summer are great seasons to make sure your family is healthy and fit. Arguably, these months are the easiest time to establish healthy eating and exercise habits since we Minnesotans have no excuse not to come out of our winter-long hibernation. Having said that, sometimes the "plan" to make some healthier choices for our family does not turn into a reali ... Continue reading It's Spring: Re-energizing your Family's Health and Fitness

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Aspartame: What is That Stuff?


By C.J. Renner


Would it be possible to get through the day without those Diet Cokes? When a product is advertised as "sugar-free" it means more than just that it doesn't contain sugar - for most products, it means that it does contain aspartame. And this is one ingredient that's worth taking a closer look at.


The list of the alleged negative ef ... Continue reading Aspartame: What is That Stuff?

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Dishing Up Nutrition



Good health begins with nutrition, and the best nutrition for moms, kids and families comes from real food. Nutritional Weight & Wellness has helped thousands of people enjoy better health by making the connection between what they eat and how they feel through classes personal consultations.

Nutritional Weight & Wellness, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, was co-foun ... Continue reading Dishing Up Nutrition

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Parents' Perceptions About Kids' Weight Often Off


As moms and dads, it's perfectly natural to want to see your kids in the best -- and absolutely healthiest -- light. The common rose-colored glasses of parenthood can make even the most apparent of problems seem nonexistent or like no big deal.


That's definitely what researchers recently found when they conducted a national survey of 2,000-plus adults. In fact, m ... Continue reading Parents' Perceptions About Kids' Weight Often Off

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Food Allergy Facts and Fiction: The Medicine Mom


The time for Holiday feasts has passed once again. Juicy turkeys stuffed with care and Grandma's homemade pumpkin pie undoubtedly had your name written all over them. Then there is always the mystery dish that no one wants to take credit for. And, most alarmingly, no one knows what is in it.


For most of us, it's okay if we happen to dive into a desert that just h ... Continue reading Food Allergy Facts and Fiction: The Medicine Mom

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30 Healthier Snack Ideas for Kids

By Amanda Formaro


When the kids come home each afternoon have healthier snacks waiting so that they don't grab for potato chips or cookies. Here are some ideas for fun and tasty snacks that are much better than the prepackaged ones that are so easy to grab. A little forethought will get your kids eating better and they'll thank you for it. We asked our members to share ... Continue reading 30 Healthier Snack Ideas for Kids

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More Peas, Please


By Patricia Berry


Your child is lunching on chicken nuggets and carrot sticks. Correction -- she's nibbling the coating off the chicken and ignoring the vegetable altogether. You've given up on anything as exotic as, say, fish or asparagus. If only your child would stop turning his nose up at the basics.


The first step to raising a healthy eater is ... Continue reading More Peas, Please

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Mood Makeovers: Top Tips To Help Boost Moods Naturally


Stress can come from anywhere at anytime. It can stem from career anxiety, family tension or even the day-to-day pressure of trying to balance everything simultaneously. While stress is actually a natural reaction for everyone, when it persists, it can feel overwhelming and take a toll on our well being.


All too commonly, these times are when we are least thought ... Continue reading Mood Makeovers: Top Tips To Help Boost Moods Naturally

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