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Teach a Man to Garden and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

By On June 29, 2016

Making healthy food choices is challenging for many reasons. According to a Consumer Reports study from 2015, organic foods are 47 percent more expensive than non-organic options.… Read More

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Nutrition

The FDA’s Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label Are Now Final

By On June 7, 2016

The new FDA recommendations have lead to the first major overhaul of the nutrition labels in 20 years. … Read More

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Nutrition

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mobile Farmer’s Market Provides Access to Fresh Produce

By On May 31, 2016

The St. Louis MetroMarket is a non-profit farmer’s market operating with the goal of addressing the issue of food deserts in St. Louis.… Read More

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Nutrition

6 Tips for Smart Snacking

By On April 19, 2016

How much thought are you giving to the foods you are eating for snacks?… Read More

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Health & Wellness

Coffee Consumption Linked to Numerous Health Benefits

By On March 17, 2016

There have been numerous studies that have studied whether coffee is good for your health. And like most studies, researchers have gone back and forth on the matter. … Read More

Nutrition

Not all 100 Calories are Equal

By On February 18, 2016

Every choice you make about what to eat directly impacts your health. When deciding what foods to eat, the focus should on eating nutrient-dense foods and limiting the amount of energy-dense foods… Read More

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Nutrition

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: A Recap

By On February 2, 2016

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is updated to reflect new findings in nutrition science. The dietary guidelines are the go-to source for nutrition advice for public health professionals and… Read More

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Nutrition

Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Proper Body Function

By On January 4, 2016

Eating a balanced diet filled with various vitamins and minerals is important for our bodies to stay healthy. But there is a mineral that is important to almost every organ in the… Read More

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Health Communication

The Food Influencer: A Discussion with Two Nutrition Bloggers

By On December 16, 2015

On a mission to learn more about what it means to be a food/nutrition influencer, I reached out to two fellow Boston University Health Communication graduates. … Read More

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Health & Wellness

Healthy Options at Fast Food Restaurants

By On December 10, 2015

If you DO find yourself with fast food as your only option, wouldn’t it be nice to know which food choices you can make that are the healthiest for you? There are… Read More