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Are there any fruits you shouldn’t mix in a fruit salad, such as pineapple?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Q: Are there any fruits you shouldn’t mix in a fruit salad? In particular mixing pineapple with other fruits.

A: Pineapples contain enzymes which are biological molecules responsible for certain chemical  Read More

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Are fruits less nutritious when they are out of season?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Q: are fruits less nutrisisous when they are not in season??

A: There are no good and bad foods when it comes to fruits and vegetables.  Certain nutrients may be more stable in fruits that are in season  Read More

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What is the best way to store fresh veggies?

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Q: I need help in knowing how long I can keep fresh veggies in frig and best way to store them.

A:  Check out our vegetable nutrition database for ways to select, store and prepare your favorite vegetables.

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Can you recommend any recipes or fruit and vegetable combinations for a juicer?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Q: I just bought a ninja and I need recipes for juiceing I am not good at putting things together help thanks

A: A juicer is a great way to get more fruits and vegetables! The great thing about fruits and  Read More

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How can I accomodate picky eaters at meal time?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Q: what if there are very picky people in your family? how do you plan around them?

A:  Picky eaters can certainly make meal preparation more of a challenge than it already may be.  If it’s your  Read More

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My doctor has put me on a restricted diet for weight loss. How can I incorporate foods I love such as salads?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Q: my doctor has put me on a 1,ooo calories a day diet. I have to lose at least 50 pounds. What can jyou to help. I love salads and get eat them everyday if i have to. I can’t have any fried foods, drinks,  Read More

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What are the nutritional facts for the Cauliflower Mac & Cheese?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Q: What’s the nutritional facts for the cauliflower Mac and cheese? I’m counting calories and sodium strictly this year. Thanks!

A: Here are the nutritional facts for the Cauliflower Mac & Cheese from our   Read More

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Where can I find further information on the CDC resources you offer?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Q: I work for the Welfare Dept in Massachusetts and have some questions about using information from your “Three Simple Steps” brochure. Who can I speak with about the appropriate way to do this?

A: The  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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