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Is the sodium in fruits and vegetables the same sodium as in salt and is it as harmful for you as salt itself?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Sodium in salt is the same as the sodium in fruits and vegetables. Most fruits and veggies, however, are usually either sodium-free or low in sodium, making them part of a heart healthy diet. Also   Read More

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Hi. My name is Stephanie and I work at Acelero Learning Head Start. I am one of the Food Service Supervisors and have been trying to find sites that talk about healthy eating along with recipe ideas. Do you have a binder that we can have with all the information you post on your website?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

We do not have a binder or booklet available, but visit our online catalog for products to use in your classroom. We have tons of printable materials on our website as well! Our Supermarket School Tour  Read More

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I am doing a project for school and I was looking at Beavertons school district lunches and this website came up. So does that mean that you supply the fruits and veggies or are you the reason why we have those options. If you do supply the food then is the food organic and/or locally grown?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

We do not supply fruits and vegetables, but we promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables for a healthier America. Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a non-profit fruit and vegetable  Read More

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is pummelo good for fat cellite in your legs

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Unfortunately, there is not a surefire way to get rid of or prevent cellulite! But you can help minimize your risk by …

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Can you freeze the egg yolks and use other ways when you are just using the egg whites?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:

Eggs can be frozen, but not in the shell. It’s best to freeze eggs in small quantities so you can thaw only what you need. An easy way to do this is to  Read More

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Is there any food technology ”freeze dried” to improve the functionality of the human body in obese children? This technology has been tested with exotic fruits?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

There is not currently substantial evidence supporting using freeze dried foods to prevent obesity. There is, however, an ample amount of research that shows eating fruits and vegetables as part of a  Read More

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Hi. I teach 1st grade and I am interested in starting a Fruit Friday in my classroom to introduce the kids to new fruits and to teach them about healthy eating. Since Friday is our test day, I am curious if there are any studies on the benefits of eating fresh fruit and better test taking. Thank you!

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Recently, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health examined the dietary patterns of 3,966 children ages 3, 4, 7 and 8 ½. This study found that children who consumed mainly processed foods high in  Read More

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How should one clean mushrooms to use in a salad?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Fresh mushrooms can either be wiped clean with a paper towel or rinsed with a little bit of water and patted dry, then fresh mushrooms can be sliced and topped in any of your favorite salads, sautéed,  Read More

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Hi…, I am a big supporter and consumer of fruits and vegetables, but I am confused with people and books that recommend eating fruits only with an empty stomach and not with the meal. Is there any scientific study that supports that or proves that there is no harm in combining?Thanks,Luis Stoute

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Currently there is not any scientific evidence that supports the benefits of consuming fruits on an empty stomach. This rumor seems based on traditional Indian diet principals and has made its way into  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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