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What are the similarities and differences between an apple and orange?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
 

Q. Describe similarities and differences between an apple and an orange, if any?

 

A. Other than the fact that apples and oranges are both fruits and they can be juiced, they don’t have much in common.  Read More

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Where can I find the Fruits and Veggies More Matters wheel?

Friday, May 1st, 2015
 

Q. Where can I get the Fruits and Veggies More Matters wheel? It has fruits on one side and vegetables on the other. I would love to give one to each of my dialysis patients. So helpful for potassium  Read More

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What projects would be good to help my community stay healthy?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
 

Q. What kind of project should I do to help my community stay healthy and strong?

 

A. When promoting health there are lots of different options. You could  Read More

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My daughter is a picky eater, do you have any good recipes to try?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
 

Q. I’m having trouble making my daughter meals. Most of the time I make her eggs, pancakes, and tortillas but she won’t really eat meat. I need meals  Read More

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What type of cholesterol do avocados contain?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
 

Q. I understand that avocados have lots of potassium, but they are high in fat content, do they contain LDL or the HDL form of cholesterol?

 

A. Avocados are considered a higher fat fruit; however they  Read More

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How long can lemons be stored?

Friday, April 24th, 2015
 

Q. I want to store lemons for 5 to 6 months. Which type of cold storage is necessary? What is the process?

 

A. A couple of factors have to be considered for storing fruit long term. One is temperature.  Read More

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Can I get the health benefits of bananas by eating banana creme pie?

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
 

Q. Are the benefits of eating bananas lost in such things as banana creme pie?

 

A. Cream pies are made many different ways; however two things they  Read More

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How can I get your fruit and vegetable spin wheel for a health fair?

Friday, April 17th, 2015
 

Q. How can I get a supply of your fruit and veggie chart. The spin wheel for a health fair.

 

A. We no longer have the fruit and veggie spin wheels  Read More

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What fruits and vegetables would be best for a diabetic who’s also had bariatric surgery?

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
 

Q. Which fruits and vegetables are best for a person that had bariatric surgery and is diabetic?

 

A. All fruits and vegetables can  Read More

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How many pounds of bananas do I need for approximately 800 runners?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
 

Q. How many pounds of bananas do I need for approximately 800 runners?

 

A. One medium banana (~7” long) weighs 118 grams. Four bananas are equal to 472 grams or 1.04 pounds. So, for 800 runners you would need approximately 208 pounds of bananas.

 
 
 
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