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1.What fruits has fiber. 2.Does broccoli have calcium is carrots heathy? 4. what nutrition spinach have? thank you,

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Most fruits and vegetables contain fiber! This is just one of the reasons they are so important in your diet. Check out our Best of: Fiber list for fruits and vegetables that are considered good sources of  Read More
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how to roast pumpkin seeds

Monday, February 21st, 2011
There are many different methods to roasting pumpkin seeds! One of my favorite ways is to first, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, mix cleaned pumpkin seeds with olive oil (approximately 1 Tbsp  Read More
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Are onions considered a fast carb or a slow carb? What about using seasonings such as garlic

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
I believe that you are referring to a “slow carbohydrate” as a carbohydrate that takes longer for the body to digest. These are referred to as complex carbohydrates. The carbohydrates consist of whole grain  Read More
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low purine foods to start a gout diet and recipes

Saturday, February 19th, 2011
Many foods are considered low purine foods. Therefore, it is easier to determine what foods are high/moderately high in purines to determine what foods you should avoid. According the American Dietetic  Read More
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What are recepies for healthy dips and how do I keep them fresh over 5 days.

Saturday, February 19th, 2011
Try these healthy dip recipes that meet our strict nutrition criteria! Most of these dips should be used as soon as possible. However, if you would like to store any leftover dip, store dips in airtight  Read More
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we work in school lunchroom. we saw the fruit and veggie wheel that has the nutrition info for each and would like to know how to get a couple of them.

Friday, February 18th, 2011
The wheel you are referring to is our Fruits & Veggies Produce Wheel. The Fruits & Veggies Produce Wheel contains selection, storage and nutritional information for 25 of the most popular fruits and  Read More
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It is important for child to eat fruits and vegetables because

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
It is important for BOTH children and adults to eat fruits and vegetables! Children specifically need to eat their fruits and vegetables for a number of reasons, including:

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what can be done about rising prices of fruits and veggies?fast foods are so much cheaper and tempting.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011
Some may argue that it’s hard to beat the cost of fast food meals, but eating healthy is affordable!  In fact, a new study released by the USDA found that in 2008, “an adult on a 2,000-calorie diet could  Read More
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my son, who is 9, will not eat veg. (he gags on one pc. of corn, before he even gets it in to his mouth), and will eat very little fruit. What else can i give him, as a sub. so he’s at least getting some kind of fruits and veg. in his diet? I’m thinking 100% fruit and veg drinks. any specific kind?

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
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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Dear Elizabeth, can you give me a healthy recipes of a sauce for dipping carrot and other verggies into?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Vegetables are great for dipping in peanut butter, hummus, low fat dressings and other low fat dips. Visit our recipe database for simple dip recipes that meet our strict nutrition guidelines. Our Cheddar & Parmesan Pear Dip is always a favorite!  
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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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