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How do I get my teen to chose to stop only eating pizza from the school cafeteria every day for lunch and get him to eat a salad there?

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Most parents make sure that young children eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. But teens often eat out, making many food choices on their own. This can be concerning to parents, so try these helpful  Read More

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We are a small charitable/church food pantry without deep pockets. We were impressed with the extensive list and list of favorite vegetable and fruit found on your web site. Our question is, with limited space, funds and volunteers; is there a way we can rearrange the vegetable and fruit lists from alphabetical to most notorious at the top of the list to least nourishing at the bottom of the list. We understand that all of them are nourishing to some degree or another, however there is no way we can provide the bulk of those listed. We are trying to do the same with meat with no success. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

As you stated, each fruit and vegetable provides its only unique combination of nutrients. While some fruits and vegetables provide a large variety of vitamins and minerals than others, all are equally as  Read More

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Why are carrots often included in chicken dishes. Is it because they taste good or is there another reason

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Carrots are a great accessory to any dish because of their sweet taste (especially after cooking)! There is not a particular reason that carrots are often included with chicken, but since they are so  Read More

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Is there research that shows that the fruits and vegetables are most nutrient dense right when they’re picked, and their nutriants degrade the longer their stored?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The efficiency and effectiveness of storing and preserving fruits and vegetables has greatly improved over the decades. These improvements have helped to keep fruits and vegetables at their highest nutrient  Read More

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What is the best way to freeze fresh bell peppers?

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, when freezing bell peppers:

  1. Select crisp, tender peppers.
  2. Wash.
  3. Cut out stems and cut peppers in half.
  4. Remove seeds and membrane — save time by  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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