Heavy coffee consumption — risky in younger adults?

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If you regularly drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day, you may want to take note of a recent report on heavy coffee consumption and risk of early death.

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Homemade baby food: What are the benefits?

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Making homemade baby food is a hot trend and one that may improve your baby’s health.

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Three Ways to Set Healthy Examples for Your Kids

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Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that childhood obesity rates are declining in the U.S. – in fact, from 2008 to 2011, obesity rates among low-income preschool-aged kids decreased in 19 of the 43 states and territories studied. Moreover, the study found an increase in just three states (Colorado, Tennessee and Pennsylvania). Despite the declining prevalence of obesity among young children in recent years, there is still a lot that needs to be done to ensure that fewer and fewer children fall victim to this serious disease. For example, in order for further progress to …


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Lessons learned from packing school lunches

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You pack healthy lunches for your children, but how do you ensure that they eat the good stuff instead of dumping it in the trash?

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FDA defines ‘gluten-free’

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A new regulation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines the term "gluten-free" and how it may be used on food labels.

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Is the family dinner a thing of the past?

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Don’t give up on the family dinner. Eating together as a family at least three times a week has important health benefits.

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Calling all gardeners: Preserve your harvest

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Are you sad to see the end of the gardening season approaching? Do yourself a favor and preserve some of your harvest now to enjoy later.

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Enjoy summer’s bounty but don’t neglect food safety

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As tempting as that fresh produce looks, don’t take a bite before you give it a good wash to remove dirt and bacteria.

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Sports nutrition basics

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Thinking about tackling a marathon or triathlon? First, check out these sports nutrition tips to optimize your training and performance.

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Savvy salads ideas for summer

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Need salad ideas? Try these tips for creating tempting salads.

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