Organic foods – read the labels!

Do you purchase organic foods?  Do you know what you are looking for when making such purchase?  Here’s a great article from the folks at MotherEarthLiving about what to look for in the labeling of organic foods so you can make sure you are really getting what you are buying (and often paying extra for)!…

Making Healthy Choices for School Lunches

“According to new research led by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, when schools offered snacks in lunchtime a la carte or vending that were mostly or entirely healthful, students responded with improvements in their diets, said Katherine Alaimo, MSU associate professor of food, science and human nutrition. “When healthful…

How to “handle” Halloween

It’s that time of year – the unofficial start of the unofficial holiday “Butterfest”, that period from October 31st to January 1st. Seems like starting with our wickedly wonderful tradition of begging for treats, comes a landslide of temptations and an overload of sugar and fat.  How DO you manage to enjoy but not overdue,…

Heart Healthy Foods – 25 to choose from!

25 Top Heart-Healthy Foods With the help of these nutrition experts from The Cleveland Clinic and the American Dietetic Association, we’ve put together a list of the “best of the best” heart-healthy foods. The foods listed here are all top-performers in protecting your heart and blood vessels. We’ve also got menu ideas — so you…