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unable to get my 8 and 10 year oldto eat veggies other than corn whatdo I do?

Friday, November 26th, 2010
Be patient! It is difficult to get children to eat their fruits and veggies! It is important to keep trying! Try a new seasoning on your fruits and vegetables to make them more appealing, include a new  Read More
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What about the kids who don’t really like many fruits and vegetables? Its not that they don’t want to eat them they just don’t like them?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a struggle! However, our website has many ways to help parents/guardians help their children learn to enjoy fruits and veggies! Remember that it can  Read More
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Why, when so many things today are saturated with sugars, is it one of the least mentioned items in nutrion charts and recipes? I’ve been doing the South Beach diet, which limits carbs and sugars, so I really watch them. I noticed that, even in this healthy newsletter, none of the recipes references the sugar amounts. I notice the same thing in “healthy cookbook magazines, Weight Watchers”, etc. Would appreciate hearing back from you.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Added sugars are an important concern in everyone’s diet. It is hard to determine the amount of added sugar from the nutrition label alone because it doesn’t specifically list the amount of added sugar vs.  Read More
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What are the consequences of not eating any fruits and vegetables? If it just has to do with vitamins, would supplementation suffice? My friend refuses to eat any…

Friday, November 19th, 2010
The body relies on the beneficial compounds (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc) provided through the diet to function optimally. Many of the beneficial compounds the body requires are provided by fruits  Read More
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Is it okay to eat potatoes when they have a greenish color or is that toxic?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Green potatoes contain a larger amount of a toxin solanine. Potatoes naturally produce small amounts of solanine as a defense against insects, but the levels increase with prolonged exposure to light and  Read More

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How do i get the bitter taste out of zucchini?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
There are several things you can do to mask the bitterness of a zucchini. Try seasonings them with your favorite spices, adding them to main dishes (try our Vegetable Pasta w/ Tomatoes), or make a side dish  Read More
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Hello.I have some wonderings about fruit and vegetables. first thing is that how we define the color of fruit and vegetables. I think you seems to define the surface color or edible part’s color. is it right? However, I think, for example, for apples, the flesh color is white even though the surface colors are green, red, and yellow. I think the nutrients according to apple’s color were not quite different. is it right a categorization of FV colors?secondly, I come from Asian, therefore, we usually consume seaweeds. we defined seaweed as a vegetable. A seaweed is normally brown but, after boiled, the color changes to green. How we consider it brown or green? thank you for reading and answering my questions.I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Monday, November 15th, 2010
The color of fruits and vegetables is determined by their outside appearance. The appearance of many fruits and vegetables is a usually a good predictor of what nutrients they are a good source of. However,  Read More
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what are the best fruits to eat that wont cause weight gain

Saturday, November 13th, 2010
All fruits and vegetables help to maintain/loose weight! Fruits and vegetables are important to eat in any weight loss diet because they:
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My sister got a wallet sized card called “5 A day the Color way” and said it’s a good resource.I teach horticulture and we talk about nutrition and I’d love to have some for my students. Do you know where I can get them?Thanks

Saturday, November 13th, 2010
Our message has actually changed in 2007 from 5-A-Day to Fruits & Veggies—More Matters when the daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables changed. Therefore, the card you are referring to may be an  Read More
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my son is 5 dosent eat fruits and vegetables i have a juicer what should i buy that tast good together and is good for him thanks

Friday, November 12th, 2010
A juicer is a great way to help kids enjoy their fruits and vegetables! The great thing about fruits and vegetables is that there are so many great combinations that taste delicious! Try mixing bananas,  Read More
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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.
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