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"PUT YOUR BEST FORK FORWARD" Take the Veggie Challenge!

During the month of March, in recognition of National Nutrition Month, commit to challenge yourself, your friends, family and co-workers to eat 30 different vegetables during the month of March. Yes, plan to eat at least one vegetable a day and to vary up your intake to try as many different vegetables as you can. Browse our...

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, originally brought forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1973; its focus is on nutrition education and information campaigns. The campaigns emphasize the importance of making wise food choices and developing better eating and physical activity habits. This month helps promote...

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The Importance of Protein as We Age

Protein is one of the main nutrients our bodies require for sustenance. As we age our body composition changes. Most obvious, is a reduction in overall muscle mass. This change is due to our bodies becoming less efficient at processing the protein we take in. If adequate protein is not consumed on a regular basis, you may...

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The Deal with Dried Fruit

Dried fruits are enjoyed by many for their sweet taste, convenience and long shelf life. In fact, if stored properly, dried fruits can last up to 6 months and even longer. Dried fruits date back to the early Mesopotamian cultures. It is important to keep in mind that one serving of fruit is equal to ¼ cup of dried fruit. Did...

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Summertime Blues?... Reds, Greens, Yellows and Purples

Summer on Long Island has a way of making us appreciate what a beautiful and special place it truly is. The beaches are some of the best in the country, there are endless outdoor fairs, events, and fun things to experience, and you can go from the bustle of NYC to the natural surroundings of the east end in just a short train...

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The New FDA Guidelines for Sodium

As of June 1, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced drafted guidelines for voluntary sodium-reduction targets in an effort to gradually reduce the amount of sodium across a range of restaurant and manufactured foods. Currently, the average American consumes 3,400 mg or about 1½ teaspoons of salt per day. The...

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Nutrition Myths and Facts

Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths seem to still stick around in people’s minds. Here are some nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. MYTH #1: It is best to eat many, small meals throughout the day to increase metabolism. It is often...

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