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Summer is finally here. For many, this means barbecues, vacations, celebrations, and relaxation.  Summer is a time to come out of indoor hibernation and spend time getting back in touch with nature and the great outdoors.  This summer, consider also celebrating and reconnecting with your natural...
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Known as the “harvested seeds of grasses”, humans have been consuming grains for thousands of years. From maize (corn) originating in Mexico, to rice in Asia, to wheat in the Middle East, grains are diet staples in most cultures. In fact, these three account for 51% of the calories consumed...
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Listeria (Listeria monocytogenes) pops up in the news every so often with stories of it being found in places like cookie dough or even in refrigerator door linings.  It seems as though Listeria monocytogenes has the potential to grow in the strangest of places. This unique quality is primarily...
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When we think about malnutrition, the images that often comes to mind are the frail and elderly – and many times the need is for individuals to just eat more. But malnutrition can be caused by a host of factors, from chronic health conditions and use of medications, to one’s ability to shop for and...
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Imagine a beautiful, orange Monarch butterfly flying around your garden. Do you know why it’s there? Do you know what would happen if it wasn’t there? Probably not. But, this beautiful butterfly can pollinate all of the flowers in your garden and make it possible for more flowers to grow!...
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Each time a nutrition study descends upon the internet I cringe internally. I have to brace myself as I click through the various news outlets covering it, knowing that I may encounter sensational reporting, regardless of the actual content of the scientific study.  Here’s what you need to know...
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Lead has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently. Questions linger about lead’s impact on health and ways in which we get exposed to it. To set the record straight, we spoke to a leading expert on pediatric health and nutrition, Dr. Keith Ayoob, Ed. D., associate clinical professor in...
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Lead is one of a number of naturally occurring minerals that’s present within the environment around us.  It’s present in the air we breathe, water we drink, and the soil where plants grow.  Because of this, trace levels of lead can be detected in various plant-based food and beverage products....
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My dad does most of the grocery shopping. He did while I was growing up, and he still does for my mom and for my brothers and sisters who live at home. But, even though he grills sometimes, my dad doesn’t really cook (spoiler: my mom does most of it). And, actually, if I had to guess, I would say...
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Did you know that water is an essential nutrient? While it’s always important to drink enough fluids to stay hydrated, this habit becomes especially important in the summertime. It’s hot and sweaty out there, which means our bodies are losing water to keep us cool.   Drinking water when you feel...
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We invite you to meet Julie Hess, this year’s Sylvia Rowe Fellow. Julie is finishing her Ph.D. in human nutrition at the University of Minnesota and has bachelors’ degrees in English and French from the University of Texas at Austin. Part of her motivation to return to school for a graduate degree...
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What are the REAL facts about conventional and organic foods? - ProProfs » Quiz from ProProfs
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The term “citrus greening” might sound harmless at first. “Citrus” refers to fruits like oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. These fruits pack a punch for your vitamin C fix. But when we are ready to eat these fruits, green is not the color you are looking for (an orange should be orange, of...
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Slime is typically linked to snails, Ghost Busters, and Nickelodeon pranks. It probably is not something you want to eat or even think is in your hamburger, even if it is pink instead of the usual slime-green color. So, calling beef “slime” is not likely appetizing in any way. But, unfortunately, a...

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