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Avocado—The Green Gem

By Fredrica Syren:   After living in Sweden for 3 years, we just moved to sunny San Diego; and the very first thing I did when I arrived was … eat an avocado! Yes, for 3 years I have endured not only a colder climate but also bad avocados (at least that’s my opinion). Avocado is one of the purest foods ever and can be eaten …

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Redefining Beautiful Fruits & Veggies    

By Larraine Roulston: In a league of their own are classy carrots with a twist, popular potatoes sporting scars, delicious apples decorated with dimples, and beets boasting blemishes. These fruits and vegetables with character are beautifully nutritious from the inside out! Due to an aggressive attempt to combat food waste, …

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Updates to U.S. Nutrition Labels

By Kim Robson: On May 20, 2016, the FDA revised the design of the Nutrition Facts label for U.S. food packaging. The new labeling rules will be required on most food within the next two years, by July 26, 2018. Smaller companies that make less than $10 million in annual …

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Hello Greens! — The Importance of Eating Green Leafy Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren: In today’s market you can find about a million different supplements and powders that supposedly add important nutrients to your body. They generally cost a lot and may or may not contain questionable ingredients. I say eating your greens for a much cheaper price is by far …

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Healthy Vending Machines — Healthy Food Making Its Way to Work

By Emma Grace: In the U.S., there is a growing awareness about healthful eating that leaves many people in a tight situation: sometimes, there simply isn’t any alternative to the standard packaged, processed and fast food. People often are left to fend for themselves, and pack their own meals and …

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Lentils—World’s Most Healthy Food?

By Fredrica Syren: I still remember the first time I ever tasted lentils. I hated everything about them – taste, texture . . . even the thought of them. Who would want to eat lentils?? A funny thing happened, though: I fell in love with lentils and today they are …

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New Regulations To Rid Schools of Junk Foods

By Fredrica Syren The latest effort to combat childhood obesity is now a quest to transform what kids eat in the nation’s 100,000 schools. The kinds of snacks and drinks available to kids will now be regulated. As of next year, high-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will no longer …

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Homemade and Nutritional Snacks

 By Fredrica Syren My daughter loves fruit leathers, so I’ve been buying them for the kids to have for snacks. However, because I really hate how pricy they are and the fact that they come individually wrapped in plastic, I decided to start making my own. It was much easier …

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