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Black Bean Basics

Posted on December 28, 2020

Not only are black beans a wonderful protein-based plant substitute for meat, they are chock full of goodness. Helpful in preventing heart disease and lowering cholesterol, black beans are full of fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and…

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Making Healthier Holiday Choices

Posted on December 14, 2020

Thinking of new ways to achieve a healthier holiday season while still enjoying your favorites? Here are some simple solutions for a more well-balanced celebration:Look for smarter substitutions. Rather than preparing your family’…

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Check Out Chickpeas!

Posted on November 30, 2020

Chickpeas are a high-fiber food that contain minerals, such as manganese, zinc, copper and magnesium, as well as the B-vitamins thiamine and vitamin B-6. A popular chickpea dish that people love is hummus. Not only is it delicious, it is good for…

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Reducing Screen Time

Posted on November 16, 2020

With the advent of cell phones, tablets and iPads (not to mention, a host of other electronic devices!), we are spending more time in front of a screen and less time participating in the great outdoors. In fact, according to the Henry J. Kaiser…

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What is COVID Costing You?

Posted on November 9, 2020

The pandemic has clearly changed everyone’s day-to-day routine. For most, it’s created additional constraints. Specifically, in the school nutrition industry, it’s had a significant impact on both operational regulations and meal participation,…

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October is for Apples!

Posted on October 26, 2020

It’s fall and apples are now in season! Fall is a great time to start cooking with apples and incorporating this delicious fruit into your diet. Apples have many nutritional benefits, containing many essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and…

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Stress Management Tips for the Mind, Body & Soul

Posted on October 12, 2020

Everyone experiences stress, and each person has a different way of dealing with it. Many people choose to turn to food to help them feel better, and that can lead to more stress when those extra calories add up to extra pounds. If you’re already…

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Sweet Nutrients of Sweet Potatoes

Posted on September 28, 2020

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, B6, potassium, and fiber. They also tend to add a nice sweet twist to an otherwise savory dish, such as chili, making it burst with flavor. The addition of black beans in the chili recipe below…

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Posted on September 14, 2020

Setting healthy back-to-school goals begins with the understanding that a well-balanced diet, exercise and a regular sleep schedule all contribute to performing at the top of your game. Make sure to touch upon these three elements when brainstorming…

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Back-to-School Vitamin ABC's

Posted on August 10, 2020

Do you know your nutrition ABCs? Whether students are back at school or learning virtually, now’s the perfect time to brush up on the basics!  Vitamin A: an important nutrient for promoting vision and immune system health.  …

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