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im an 11 year old girl and im womdering, what is the best time of day to have a snak like as my 18year old brother and my 43year old mother.i also want to now how many calories perr day do we all need .Friday, August 29th, 2008
We often suggest two snacks each day, often mid morning and mid afternoon, but it depends on when you eat meals. Snacks are meant to be a “mini meal” to provide nutrients you need and prevent you from Read More
how many calories are in an orange? because i eat oranges all day (like one eevery hour and a half).is that good to do?Friday, August 29th, 2008
There are about 80 calories in one medium orange. You can find out about some of the other nutrients in oranges by going to our database here. If you eat 8 oranges a day it will contribute about 640 calories Read More
Green onions are a good source of vitamins A and C, contain some folate (a B vitamin), fiber and chromium, and small amounts of many other nutrients including potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. They are Read More
I have a piece of your material that states “research indicates that over 90% of Americans do not mmet their recommended intake of fruits and vegetables.” Do you know the study from which this stat was pulled?Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
This information is from unpublished data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The USDA has a list of per capita fruit consumption through 2006- get to it by clicking here.
September used to be recognized as National 5 A Day. Is this still being done this year? If so, has the name changed to the new one? I write a monthly newsletter that goes out to 2000 seniors. I try to keep current on national awareness month observations.Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Thanks for asking! September is now Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month. The Federal guidelines now suggest more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for most people, so our new slogan and logo Read More
my granddaughter is a picky 2 year old and sometimes shell eat he veggies other times not is it essentil for her to have a multi vit. if so what kind the ones on the market are so full of sugar.Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Picky eaters can be trying. Click here for some suggestions on helping them eat more fruits and vegetables. It would be best to ask your granddaughter’s doctor to recommend a multivitamin if one is necessary.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet can help to reduce cholesterol levels which may help with reducing plaque in the arteries. Studies suggest that men who eat more fruits and Read More
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