It is generally recommended that young teens do not lose weight, but instead, try not to gain any more as they grow. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help. Click here for great recipes using fruits and vegetables, and here for help with ways to get more into your diet.
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The wax that is used on fruits (and vegetables) is applied to stop them from drying out.
It is safe to eat. In fact it’s similar to the wax that is found in chocolate bars, so most of us eat it without even Read More
is the food we eat in the school safe when the cafeteria is not clean and the food taste stale due to the way they serve us. becuasse we recieve the same thing everyday and some of us play sports and could use more foodMonday, May 19th, 2008
I’m sorry to hear that you feel that your school meals are unsafe. The Student Council might try to get help from the parents (a petition drive for example) then approach your Principal about improving the Read More
The new pyramid suggests 6oz of grains per day for some groups, including girls age 14-18 and boys age 9-13. Half your grains should be whole grains. These are in addition to the fruits and vegetables you Read More
I have alot of peppers that I would like to preserve so they don’t go bad- what is the best method to do thisMonday, May 19th, 2008
You may preserve your peppers in a variety of ways, including freezing, drying and pickling. Click here to find instructions from the University of California at Berkley on how to do this. You can also find some great recipes for using peppers by clicking here.
I have recently had surgery and now have a lap-band. I need to eat nutritionally dense food but with an inphasist on non-starchy vegetables. I’ve just been diagnoised with Type two diabetes. Can you direct me to such information links. Thank you before hand for any help you might send. Take care, Gala parkerMonday, May 19th, 2008
It may be good for you to get some help from a Registered Dietitian. You can find one in your area by clicking here. I encourage you to attend any post-surgery nutrition classes offered by the hospital where Read More
My wife has ovarian cancer. A nutritionist advised not eating fresh fruits since they contain sugar and sugar is considered a “cancer feeder”. Fruit supplements were recommended as a substitute. My wife loves fruit. Are there any fruits that have sugar content low enough to not be problematic for her?Monday, May 19th, 2008
I am not aware of any recommendation to reduce fruit intake for patients with cancer. While fruits do contain sugar, they also contain a whole array of nutrients that may be tremendously beneficial, and Read More
Yes. Simply wash, remove the stalk, slice or shred, and freeze. You might consider freezing the amount you expect to use in the recipe in separate bags or containers, so that you will be able to thaw only the amount you want to use. You can find good zucchini recipes here.
I was looking on the website for a downloadable picture for a presentation I’m doing. Are they still doing the 7 to 13 a day for better health? And if so, can I download it from somewhere?Monday, May 19th, 2008
The new Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® program has replaced the previous 5 to 9 A Day for Better Health Program. Although the current recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake for most adults are in the Read More
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