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My husband takes cholesterol med. and he can’t eat grapefruit. Do you know if there is a problem with the cara orange. It taste great but it looks like a grapefruit.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Cara oranges are fine to eat when taking cholesterol medications, even though they look like a grapefruit. 

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What nutritions and preventive healing aspect are found in an apple,orange, banana, sweet potatoe, tomatoes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

You can see the nutritional composition of these foods in our Fruit and Vegetable Database.  In terms of prevention and healing, they all contain different types of phytonutrients that may be important for  Read More

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My 5 yr old son will not eat any meat…he likes fruits no veggies except corn but thats not the best veggie…hes likes carbs…which is the same for my husband. Im worried because now hes just been catching every little germ and getting sick all the time does this have to do with anything….

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Children can be very picky eaters and this can be very frustrating for Moms. Eating a variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables helps your immune system to function optimally, but children who have  Read More

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my 7 year old son will not eat fruit or veg we have tried many things but he says he dosnt like the taste, slimy, sour, ect he has vitamins instead but is very pale, he only eats chicken aswell any help????

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Feeding picky eaters can be a challenge but hang in there! Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions and some tips about getting kids to eat veggies. You can find some kid-friendly recipes by clicking here.

 
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I have a 6 month old and a 20 month old that are in daycare. A new policy has arised where the facility is no longer allowing food that needs to be warmed up for lunch. Sandwiches and “Lunchables” only. Peanut butter is also not allowed. I am trying to gather information to support my proposal to the agency to revoke the new policy. Tips, approaches, research results or any other valid information would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

This is difficult because there is no evidence that kids require a warm lunch. The main issue here seems to be that it may limit choices somewhat at a time when you are trying to introduce new foods, or if  Read More

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Is there a chart available for moms to hang in kitchen for the kids to check off as they eat there five fruits and veggies a day?Thanks

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Our kids’ website – www.FoodChamps.org – has an “Eater Meter” that can help kids track their fruit and veggie intake, as well as other activities and recipes to help make eating fruits and vegetables fun. 

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u have the banana listed at 110 kcalories, yet u list 30g of CHO and 1g of protein, equaling 124 kcalories, whats the deal, makes me question the integrity of your website

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

These values are generated from a USDA nutrient database. Differences are likely due to rounding. There may also be a small amount of fat (less than 1 gram) that would not show up on the nutrition information.

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Do canned vegetables have the same nutritional value as frozen vegetables?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Canned and frozen vegetables are both full of different nutrients. There may be small differences due to processing. Click on our current “About the Buzz”, to read about the nutritional value of all forms of fruits and vegetables.

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can you please give me the seasen fruit list

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

You can see these lists by clicking on “What’s in season?”.

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Is a tomato a fruit or veggie?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit and, in a culinary sense, they are a vegetable. Avocados are a fruit.

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