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Are tomatoes considered a fruit or vegetable under the More Matters program? If tomatoes are considered a vegetable, why?

Monday, August 27th, 2007

In a cooking sense, tomatoes are a vegetable.  Botanically, they are a fruit because of the part of the plant that they are.

 

Believe it or not, there was an actual ruling on this issue in 1883 by the  Read More

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What fruit is also a veggie?

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The following "vegetables" are really fruits in the botanical sense:  tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers, bean & pea pods, peppers and eggplant. Even a corn grain is technically a fruit because each grain  Read More

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hi.. i was wondering if u could help me out with something… i love taking care of myself and one way i do that is watching what i eat.. primaraly to not get pimples.. so my question is this.. can eating fruit cause pimples.. because according to the nutritional facts.. they are very high in sugar.. and sugar is one of the main causes of acne.. even if they say that what you eat has no effect on acne.. but i strongly disagree

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The exact cause of acne is unknown, it is believed to result from several related factors.  One of those factors is the hormonal changes that occur during puberty, around the menstrual period, or during  Read More

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My son wont eat his vegetables He is almost 2 we have tried everything.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a challenge!  It is actually very normal for kids to become more picky about their foods around the age of 2. The important thing is to continue to  Read More

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I NEED IDEAS FOR MEALS FOR A TYPE II DIABETIC(1800CAL)MAIN DISHES

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

In general, most healthful main dish ideas can be included in a diabetic meal pattern,  The key is to eat the appropriate portion size.  There are many cookbooks for diabetics available, and you will also  Read More

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I need menu AND SHOPPING for a 1200 calorie diet

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Your can find a meal pattern for a 1200 calorie diet at mypyramid.gov (click here) For specific guidance regarding a special dietary need, I suggest you see a registered dietitian, who can help you develop a  Read More

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Hello, What a wonderful resource!Anyway, I am trying to find out how to minimize preparation time, and ensure healthy eating. So my questions are: 1) I would like to know how long I can store a Fruit Salad in the fridge for?2) How long I can store a veggie mix in the fridge for?3) If possible, what is the optimal variety of fruits one should eat? (ex: melon, citrus, etc)4) Same questioin as #3 for veggies (ex: root, leafy greens, squash, etc) Are there actual categories of fruit/vegetables that should be eaten from??Sorry for the Barrage, I am just trying to make my family healthier on a busy schedule.warmest regardsRob

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Congratulations on your great efforts to feed your family well.  The length of time that fruit salads, veggie mixes and other prepared produce items last in the refrigerator will vary somewhat depending on  Read More

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is it true that the antioxidants or nutrients in tomato and carrot need to reach certain temperature (eg cooked) so that it can be absorbed better or activated through some reactions etc? thought i have seen this info somewhere

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Tomatoes and carrots contain phytochemicals called carotenoids, which have antioxidant functions.  The primary carotenoid in tomatoes is lycopene, and in carrots, it is beta-carotene.  It is true that cooking  Read More

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Do bananas and beetroot count in the 5 aday target.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Bananas and beets or beetroots definitely count towards meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake.  Both contain important vitamins and minerals as well as fiber.  To see more about the  Read More

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I AM IN THE FOOD SERVICE. IN THE SCHOOL AND I NEED PICTURE AND POSTERS. TO HANG UP. AS I WANT THE CHRILDREN TO EAT BETTER. MY ADDRESS IS 85 BLECKLEY PLACE LANE CLAYTON, GA. 30525

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

You can locate some free, downloadable materials for kids on this site.  Posters and other materials for kids are also available through our online catalog.  You can also locate some downloadable materials  Read More

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