School Lunches: Going Beyond Peanut Butter
Some kids don't want to try new things in their lunch. But a variety of foods gives children a variety of nutrients and expands their palates.
Serve a Super Summer Salad
Today's salads offer a variety of greens, often with fruits, nuts, cheese, seeds, roasted or grilled vegetables, and beef, chicken or fish.
Shake the Salt Habit
Americans consume two to three times more salt or sodium than is healthy.
Simple Ways to Improve Your Diet
Eating healthy can reduce your risk of illness and lengthen your life. Eating a balanced, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet reduces your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and other diseases. Follow these tips to help improve your diet.
Smart Choices: Eating Healthy at Any Age
At every stage of life, healthful eating fuels health and fitness.
Smile! Are You Eating Healthy?
If you're not eating right, you may be at risk for problems with your teeth and mouth. Bad eating habits can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Snacking Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Many nutrition experts say that having a healthy snack midmorning or midafternoon can help you maintain your energy and prevent you from eating too much at lunch or dinner.
Someone's in the Kitchen with Grandma
Now is the time to share your tried-and-true recipes and kitchen sense with those who will appreciate them the most: your grandchildren.
Stocking Your Kitchen With Healthy Foods
One way to ensure that you are able to prepare healthful meals is to buy healthful foods. If you have healthful snacks on hand, when the munchies strike, you can reach for fruits and vegetables instead of chips.
Sweetness and Light
Sugar fuels the body and every cell in it. The more you eat it, the more you want.
Take a Hard Line Against Soft Drinks
Kids who drink soda tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables, and get less calcium, protein and vitamins A and D, because they are drinking less milk. They also take in more calories.
Take-Out Foods, Restaurant Meals Tied to Obesity Trend
Obesity has become a public health crisis in the United States, in part, because Americans are consuming more calories than they did 30 years ago. A large part of that increase in consumption can be pinned on a greater use of foods prepared away from home -- those ready-to-eat items available at restaurants, grocery store food counters and fast-food eateries.
Taking Time for Tea
In recent years, scientists have conducted tests on tea to better understand what its health benefits may be.
Tap the Power of Water
When you don't drink enough water, your body can't work at its best. As dehydration sets in, you'll feel lethargic and you may have trouble thinking clearly.
The Benefits of Beans
From a health standpoint, beans are every bit as magical as the beans Jack of "Jack and the Beanstalk" fame exchanged for a cow -- and much less expensive.
The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth
If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.
The Egg Bounces Back
Eggs are a great protein source. If you're on a diet, protein helps satisfy your hunger.
The Facts on Fat: What a Healthful Diet Should Include
News reports on the role fat should play in your diet can be confusing. Some new studies suggest the type of fat you consume is more important to your health than the amount of fat eaten. Other recent reports contradict these findings.
The Healthy-Bones Diet
The right amount of calcium in your diet helps maintain your bone strength, reducing your risk for osteoporosis.
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family
Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also for your children. This lifestyle habit may actually help to fend off childhood obesity.
The Nutritious Apple
Apples are a convenient, wash-and-go fruit to eat. They are low in calories, nutritious, filling and they taste great. There's an apple variety for almost every taste.
The Perfectly Healthy Pumpkin
Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and fiber, and they are low in calories.