Connect & follow

Ask the Expert Archive

Ask the Expert

We have a three year old who only wants to eat noodles with butter on them. Help! Do you have any suggestions or good reading references for the stubborn toddler?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Feeding toddlers is sometimes a challenge! Eating a limited number of foods is common in young children, and this too shall pass. Try not to make meal time a battleground, and ask your toddler to try one  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

I am on the wellness committee at StarTek. It is new here and we have 2 breakrooms. We are interested in posters and other materials that we can display in the breakrooms about healthy diet and fitness activities. Can you please help us, Thank you

Monday, June 16th, 2008

We have very attractive posters and decorative items available in our catalog. You can get to the catalog by clicking here.

 
Comment (0) Like Share
 

Regarding lettuce/salads: Does a serving equal one cup? Thanks!

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Yes, a serving of lettuce is one cup, whereas a serving of other vegetables is ½ cup.

Comment (0) Like Share
 

i am 84 yrs. old and eat a healthy diet that contains fiber, fruits and veggies…but the servings recommended seems like a lot for seniors. how do we handle this?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I’m not sure how much you are eating each day. Click here to see how much of different foods you should be eating each day.  If the amount seems too much, try spreading out over the day in small meals and  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

I’m not understanding how to read you ‘in season’ lists. What is the difference in the red and black lettering? Thank you.

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Those in red have additional information about selection, storage and nutritional value. You can click on the word to go to that page. Those in black have not yet been added, but check back for information because we’re updating the site every day.

Comment (0) Like Share
 

what is the best way to melt choclate

Monday, June 16th, 2008

To prevent burning, chocolate can be melted in a pan fitted over a saucepan of boiling water. Chocolate can also be melted in a microwave, but likely won’t require much time. It should be stirred frequently while melting.

Comment (0) Like Share
 

I’m wondering if iceburg lettuce is the best choice for salads. Nutritionally I know that it has very little. but is romane that much better. I dont have a garden, so I dont have acess to a leaf lettuce. Thanks for any help you can give….

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Your best bet would be to think variety when planning salads. Iceberg lettuce provides fiber and many people like the taste in a salad. Adding other vegetables to any salad, such as tomatoes, peppers,  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

How to cook corn on the cob?

Monday, June 16th, 2008
Corn on the cob can be boiled, baked, grilled or cooked in the microwave. 

IN WATER:   Choose a pot large enough to hold the amount of corn you want to cook, with room for water to cover the corn. Cover pot  Read More

Comment (0) Like Share
 

Does a honeydew melons continue to ripen after purchase. If so how to tell when completely ripe?

Monday, June 16th, 2008
 

It is very difficult to tell when a honeydew is completely ripe. When purchasing, they should feel heavy. Most melons taste better if left un-refrigerated for one or two days. Click here for more information about selection and storage.

 
Comment (0) Like Share
 

can you eat yams that have sprouted in the plastic covering you cook in the microwave?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Sprouting indicates that the potatoes have aged. The potatoes should be peeled and sprouts should be removed before cooking them. 

Comment (0) Like Share
 
PreviousNext
The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
Read her full bio >>

    Leave Your Feedback