Posts Tagged: Food

Primer on poop for new parents

A newborn’s first bowel movement is called meconium. It is a thick, sticky, black to dark green substance. It begins to be formed inside the fetus’ intestines at about the 12-16th week of gestation. It is made up of amniotic fluid, lanugo (hair growing on the fetus/skin) and cells shed from the fetus’ skin and intestinal…
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Highlights of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Every five years the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released, so here are the highlights of the 2015-2020 DGA’s: Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. Shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Support healthy…
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Tips for cutting your sodium intake

When a recent report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention was released about sodium use by Americans, you may have been shocked by the findings. The average American gets much more sodium than is healthy mainly because of processed foods. According to the CDC, 77 percent of sodium intake comes from processed and…
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Don’t let your food spoil your summer

Picnics, potlucks, family reunions, barbecues, snacks at a ballgame or festival, or even weekend grilling is something many of us enjoy during the summer months. Enjoying time with family and friends outside during the warmer temperatures may be great for you, but how does it affect your food? This infographic from FoodSafety.gov has good advice to help…
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