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Reduce your risk for chronic disease: read food labels

It sounds simple. But it is easy to overlook. Eating less saturated fat, added sugars and sodium in particular can help reduce your risk for chronic disease. 27 more words

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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets

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It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. 746 more words

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Looking to Reduce Your Family's Intake of Added Sugars? Here's How

High sugar intake has been linked to everything from dental cavities to obesity to Type 2 diabetes to heart disease to other health conditions, many of which last into adulthood. 604 more words

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Is Your Kid Over-Caffeinated?

Sodas, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Each of these is a source of caffeine. Approximately 75 percent of children, adolescents and young adults in the United States consume caffeine, a compound that stimulates the central nervous system. 476 more words

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How Sleep Habits Effect A Childs Healthy Weight

If you think your child gets enough sleep, think again. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most children sleep less than their parents realize. And nearly 70 percent of children have some sleep problem such as waking during the night, sleeping too little or having difficulty falling asleep at least a few nights each week. 431 more words

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6 Healthy Ways to Manage Weight for Sports

Sometimes an athlete needs to trim a few pounds to ready for competition, especially for sports such as rowing and wrestling which have weight classes. Cutting weight or dramatic weight loss in a short period of time is not a healthy way to reach this goal, and isn’t recommended for young athletes. 609 more words

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Get to Know Your School Lunch Program

The mention of school lunch conjures up all sorts of images. Whether it is a loveable lunch lady or a favorite or least favorite meal, we all have some sort of memory from our time spent in the school cafeteria. 508 more words

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