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We recently bought a juicer and have been using it daily for fresh juice. To determine calories we add all the fruits/vegetables together and divide by the glasses we pour. My question is whether or not you use the entire calorie count for each fruit/vegetable used since the juicer only extracts the liquid and discards the rest? thanks for your help.

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
The calories for an entire fruit are going to be different than the calories from only the juice of a fruit. A smoothie’s calorie content, however, that is created with whole fruit, could be calculated  Read More
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I have started some of my veggies in the starter kit from walmart. My plants are about 3 inches tall and are a little floppy in the pods they are growing from. Do I need to add more soil? What do you suggest?? Help lol

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
You are one step ahead of me!  I just bought my starter kits last night. I’ve found in past years that only having one or two veggies per pot will help the root structure (they aren’t competing against each  Read More
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Hello My name is Ana and I work for a Preschool in the city of Long Beach. We are promoting healthy eating and educating our parents as well. We went to a workshop and My Director was able to get a wheel that contained information and I was wondering if there are any free resources that can me mailed out to us. Thank you so much.

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Our website is full of free resources available for educators and parents. Try our P.A.C.K Program with your classroom for an easy activity that teaches students and parents about the importance of eating a  Read More
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I am having a very diffcult time trying to get my child to eat vegetables, when I try to give them to her she acts disgusted. I am very limited in what I can feed her and very desperate. Can you please help!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a struggle! Many mothers deal with this same issue! Therefore, we felt it was very important for our website to provide many ways to help  Read More
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I think your week one and two meal plans are amazing!!! Will you be adding anymore week long meal plans with recipes?

Monday, March 21st, 2011
I am glad you enjoy them! We currently post weekly Healthy Menu Ideas that meet the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations. Our menus contain recipes and seasonal fruits and vegetables! We  Read More
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I need a healthy breakfast alternative that is not going to leave me feeling light headed right afterward and tired later in the day. What do you recommend?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Eating foods that are full of fiber—whole grains, fruits and vegetables—will keep you feeling fuller for longer as well as prevent a feeling of tiredness later in the day. Foods that are rich in fiber  Read More
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I am over 40 and have never been a big vegetable eater but, I want to start eating more healthy but a lot of healthy recipies calls for vegetables I don’t like or eat. what do I do?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Depending on the recipe, you may be able to substitute some of the vegetables you do not like for ones that you do like. This may, however, alter the taste! Our Fruit & Veggie Recipe Database lets you  Read More
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Which fruits and viggies are high in vitamin D?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that’s not very common in foods. The richest food sources include the flesh of salmon, tuna and mackerel, vitamin D fortified milk, and some breakfast cereals fortified  Read More
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I have a 5 a day Your Guide to the Health Benefits of Colorful Fruits

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I am glad you have this! It is an excellent resource, but our message has actually changed in 2007 from 5-A-Day to Fruits & Veggies—More Matters when the daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables  Read More

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Hi,I have 3 boys and 1 year old girl. My kids love to eat oatmeal fruit (instant package) for breakfast every day. Is too much oatmeal bad for them? Thanks.

Monday, March 7th, 2011
It is important for you and your children to eat a balanced eating pattern that focuses on all of the food groups. Too much oatmeal is not bad for them (since it is a good source of whole grains), however,  Read More
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