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Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that our body needs in small amounts each day. Each micronutrient has an important role in our body that helps maintain overall health.
The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals to Overall Health

The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals to Overall Health

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that our body needs in small amounts each day. Each micronutrient has an important role in our body that helps maintain overall health.

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Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that our body needs in small amounts each day. Each micronutrient has an important role in our body that helps maintain overall health.
The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals to Overall Health

The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals to Overall Health

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that our body needs in small amounts each day. Each micronutrient has an important role in our body that helps maintain overall health.

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Learn how to prevent iron deficiency in pregnancy, infancy, and childhood!
Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy and Children

Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy and Children

Learn how to prevent iron deficiency in pregnancy, infancy, and childhood!

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Read this to understand which fats are best for baking, cooking, and health.
Navigating Dietary Fats: Understanding, Selection, and Usage

Navigating Dietary Fats: Understanding, Selection, and Usage

Read this to understand which fats are best for baking, cooking, and health.

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This article explores what a whole grain is and how to choose whole grains.
Get it, Got it, Grains! 

Get it, Got it, Grains! 

This article explores what a whole grain is and how to choose whole grains.

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Diet may impact Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms. Recommendations suggest anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich food choices. The Mediterranean or MIND diets may be of most benefit to patients. Research is ongoing for tailored dietary patterns.
Impact of Diet and Parkinson's Disease

Impact of Diet and Parkinson's Disease

Diet may impact Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms. Recommendations suggest anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich food choices. The Mediterranean or MIND diets may be of most benefit to patients. Research is ongoing for tailored dietary patterns.

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Connecting with others can be an excellent way for you to find others who “get it” and understand the unique challenges associated with T1D. A community can be where you can get and give support, share practical strategies, and minimize isolation.
Finding a Diabetes Community

Finding a Diabetes Community

Connecting with others can be an excellent way for you to find others who “get it” and understand the unique challenges associated with T1D. A community can be where you can get and give support, share practical strategies, and minimize isolation.

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Do not let you or a family member having T1D keep you from doing what you love to do together. Just as you may already be learning, you may need to add a few steps before leaving the house.
Type 1 Diabetes and Extracurricular Activities

Type 1 Diabetes and Extracurricular Activities

Do not let you or a family member having T1D keep you from doing what you love to do together. Just as you may already be learning, you may need to add a few steps before leaving the house.

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Many educational resources are available for you and your family that address a wide variety of diabetes topics.
Diabetes Education Resources

Diabetes Education Resources

Many educational resources are available for you and your family that address a wide variety of diabetes topics.

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This article educates runners about incorporating fat into their diets.
Integrating Dietary Fat: A Guide for Endurance Runners

Integrating Dietary Fat: A Guide for Endurance Runners

This article educates runners about incorporating fat into their diets.

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This article explains how protein is used to support endurance performance.
Optimizing Protein: A Guide for Endurance Runners

Optimizing Protein: A Guide for Endurance Runners

This article explains how protein is used to support endurance performance.

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This article teaches runners how to use carbohydrates for best performance.
Prioritizing Carbohydrates: A Guide for Endurance Runners

Prioritizing Carbohydrates: A Guide for Endurance Runners

This article teaches runners how to use carbohydrates for best performance.

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This article discusses the importance of hydration for endurance runners.
Maintaining Hydration: A Guide for Endurance Runners

Maintaining Hydration: A Guide for Endurance Runners

This article discusses the importance of hydration for endurance runners.

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Learn how much and what kinds of protein will give you power to live your healthiest life.
Pack your Plate with the Power of Protein

Pack your Plate with the Power of Protein

Learn how much and what kinds of protein will give you power to live your healthiest life.

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Nutrition considerations for choosing a plant-based milk.
Dairy Milk Alternatives

Dairy Milk Alternatives

Nutrition considerations for choosing a plant-based milk.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Limes.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Limes

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Limes

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Limes.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Lemons.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Lemons

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Lemons

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Lemons.

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Learn shopping skills to prevent food waste
Food Waste Part 3: Shopping

Food Waste Part 3: Shopping

Learn shopping skills to prevent food waste

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Jalapeno.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Jalapeno

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Jalapeno

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Jalapeno.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Green Beans.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Green Beans

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Green Beans

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Green Beans.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Spinach.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Spinach

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Spinach

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Spinach.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cantaloupe.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cantaloupe

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cantaloupe

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cantaloupe.

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe.

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Gluten Free Drop Cookies Recipe.
Gluten Free Drop Cookies

Gluten Free Drop Cookies

Gluten Free Drop Cookies Recipe.

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Gluten Free Rolled Cookies Recipe.
Gluten Free Rolled Cookies

Gluten Free Rolled Cookies

Gluten Free Rolled Cookies Recipe.

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Gluten Free White Bread Recipe.
Gluten Free White Bread

Gluten Free White Bread

Gluten Free White Bread Recipe.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Beets.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Beets

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Beets

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Beets.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Carrots.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Carrots

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Carrots

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Carrots.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Mushrooms.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Mushrooms

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Mushrooms

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Mushrooms.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cilantro.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cilantro

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cilantro

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cilantro.

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Individuals with diabetes can better manage their blood glucose levels by changing the amount of fiber, protein, and fat they eat regularly. This article will discuss these three components of food in detail and will provide suggestions for recipes to he
Controlling Blood Glucose Levels Through Diet

Controlling Blood Glucose Levels Through Diet

Individuals with diabetes can better manage their blood glucose levels by changing the amount of fiber, protein, and fat they eat regularly. This article will discuss these three components of food in detail and will provide suggestions for recipes to he...

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Celery.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Celery

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Celery

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Celery.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cauliflower.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cauliflower

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Cauliflower

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Cauliflower.

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Homemade Breadcrumbs Recipe.
Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade Breadcrumbs Recipe.

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Homemade Croutons Recipe.
Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons Recipe.

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Carrot-Top Pesto Pasta Recipe.
Carrot-Top Pesto Pasta

Carrot-Top Pesto Pasta

Carrot-Top Pesto Pasta Recipe.

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Roasted Winter Squash or Pumpkin Seeds Recipe.
Roasted Winter Squash or Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Winter Squash or Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Winter Squash or Pumpkin Seeds Recipe.

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A-Peeling Banana Bread Recipe.
A-Peeling Banana Bread

A-Peeling Banana Bread

A-Peeling Banana Bread Recipe.

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Learn to reduce food waste through composting and creative recipes.
Food Waste Part 7: “Wait! Don’t throw that away!” Composting and Creative Recipes

Food Waste Part 7: “Wait! Don’t throw that away!” Composting and Creative Recipes

Learn to reduce food waste through composting and creative recipes.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Potatoes.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Potatoes

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Potatoes

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Potatoes.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Brussel Sprouts.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Brussel Sprouts

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Brussel Sprouts

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Brussel Sprouts.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Grapefruit.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Grapefruit

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Grapefruit

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Grapefruit.

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Dealing with diabetes symptoms during the holidays can be frustrating. This article provides practical tips to help you better manage your symptoms while enjoying the holiday season.
Diabetes and the Holidays

Diabetes and the Holidays

Dealing with diabetes symptoms during the holidays can be frustrating. This article provides practical tips to help you better manage your symptoms while enjoying the holiday season.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Winter Squash.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Winter Squash

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Winter Squash

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing Winter Squash.

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This article explores how the body is affected by diabetes and the three types of diabetes.
Introduction to Diabetes

Introduction to Diabetes

This article explores how the body is affected by diabetes and the three types of diabetes.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing apples.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Apples

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Apples

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing apples.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing corn.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Corn

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Corn

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing corn.

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How eggs can be a part of a healthy diet.
Eggs are Back on the Menu

Eggs are Back on the Menu

How eggs can be a part of a healthy diet.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing zucchini.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Zucchini

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Zucchini

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing zucchini.

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Exploring the role of diet with anxiety and depression.
Anxiety and Depression: Can Diet Help?

Anxiety and Depression: Can Diet Help?

Exploring the role of diet with anxiety and depression.

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How older adults can adopt healthy habits to maintain good health.
Older Adult Nutrition: Nutrient and Energy Needs

Older Adult Nutrition: Nutrient and Energy Needs

How older adults can adopt healthy habits to maintain good health.

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Do you know if it is Celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or a wheat sensitivity? Here is a fact sheet that will outline those details for you.
What is Gluten?

What is Gluten?

Do you know if it is Celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or a wheat sensitivity? Here is a fact sheet that will outline those details for you.

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Learn the basic skills for preserving and cooking foods so that you can save time, money, and decrease the amount of food wasted in your home.
Food Waste Part 6: Introduction to Increasing Cooking Skills and Preserving Foods

Food Waste Part 6: Introduction to Increasing Cooking Skills and Preserving Foods

Learn the basic skills for preserving and cooking foods so that you can save time, money, and decrease the amount of food wasted in your home.

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Choosing foods that reduce inflammation may be the key to improving arthritis symptoms.
Treating Arthritis Through Food

Treating Arthritis Through Food

Choosing foods that reduce inflammation may be the key to improving arthritis symptoms.

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This fact sheet discusses dieting and why some diets don't work. Losing weight is not just something that you can do for a couple weeks; it is a lifestyle that you must be willing and able to keep and work hard at to be successful.
The Dieting Dilemma

The Dieting Dilemma

This fact sheet discusses dieting and why some diets don't work. Losing weight is not just something that you can do for a couple weeks; it is a lifestyle that you must be willing and able to keep and work hard at to be successful.

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Mindful eating focuses on wellness and how we eat, not what we eat. This fact sheet describes the benefits of mindful eating, the challenges, and strategies for incorporating mindful eating into our daily lives.
Mindful Eating: Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies

Mindful Eating: Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies

Mindful eating focuses on wellness and how we eat, not what we eat. This fact sheet describes the benefits of mindful eating, the challenges, and strategies for incorporating mindful eating into our daily lives.

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Fresh veggies are loaded onto this Chinese recipe for a major vitamin and nutrient boost! Combine with brown rice and cooked eggs for a complete meal.
Veggie Chow Mein Noodles

Veggie Chow Mein Noodles

Fresh veggies are loaded onto this Chinese recipe for a major vitamin and nutrient boost! Combine with brown rice and cooked eggs for a complete meal.

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This article discusses different factors that contribute to selective eating in children with ASD and some strategies that may help expand food acceptance. Treatment for feeding problems in children with autism is based on the individual needs and abiliti
Overcoming Feeding Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Overcoming Feeding Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This article discusses different factors that contribute to selective eating in children with ASD and some strategies that may help expand food acceptance. Treatment for feeding problems in children with autism is based on the individual needs and abiliti...

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Children enjoy numerous foods and drinks on a regular basis that contain caffeine. This is a concern because studies show caffeine can affect children and adults differently, and too much caffeine can have detrimental health effects on kids.
Understanding Caffeine vs. Kids

Understanding Caffeine vs. Kids

Children enjoy numerous foods and drinks on a regular basis that contain caffeine. This is a concern because studies show caffeine can affect children and adults differently, and too much caffeine can have detrimental health effects on kids.

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Watermelon and berry salads are simple and delicious. Not much needs to be added to the different fruits for them to release their natural flavors: just a bit of oil and lime. Optional: add a few chopped sprigs of mint for a bold taste!
Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Watermelon and berry salads are simple and delicious. Not much needs to be added to the different fruits for them to release their natural flavors: just a bit of oil and lime. Optional: add a few chopped sprigs of mint for a bold taste!

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing bananas.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Bananas

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Bananas

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing bananas.

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This article focuses primarily on farmers’ market price comparisons to assist fresh produce growers in determining which produce varieties have the highest premiums, the range of prices they can expect, and any considerations for production method, season
Targeting Farmers’ Markets in Utah: Understanding Fresh Produce Pricing

Targeting Farmers’ Markets in Utah: Understanding Fresh Produce Pricing

This article focuses primarily on farmers’ market price comparisons to assist fresh produce growers in determining which produce varieties have the highest premiums, the range of prices they can expect, and any considerations for production method, season...

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Many people in the United States, including children, do not get enough vitamin D in their diet’s. In fact, about 52% of children have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.
Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake Among Infants and Children

Ensuring Adequate Vitamin D Intake Among Infants and Children

Many people in the United States, including children, do not get enough vitamin D in their diet’s. In fact, about 52% of children have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.

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Slow-cookers provide a convenient way for busy families to sit down to a home-cooked meal. But how do you know the food you’re making is safe? Most people understand that meats need to reach a specific temperature to eliminate the risk of food-related ill
Killer Kidney Beans

Killer Kidney Beans

Slow-cookers provide a convenient way for busy families to sit down to a home-cooked meal. But how do you know the food you’re making is safe? Most people understand that meats need to reach a specific temperature to eliminate the risk of food-related ill...

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High school athletes have a greater need for nutritional adequacy for proper growth, development, wellness and performance as compared to students who do not participate in sports (Bingham, Borkan, & Quatromoni, 2015). In this fact sheet we will discuss t
Nutritional Needs Among High School Athletes

Nutritional Needs Among High School Athletes

High school athletes have a greater need for nutritional adequacy for proper growth, development, wellness and performance as compared to students who do not participate in sports (Bingham, Borkan, & Quatromoni, 2015). In this fact sheet we will discuss t...

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Having a hard time understanding what, when, and how to feed your infant or toddler? Or maybe you’re looking for some additional tips and tricks to add to what you already know. We provide research-based answers to those tough questions
Healthy Beginnings – Infant and Toddler Feeding

Healthy Beginnings – Infant and Toddler Feeding

Having a hard time understanding what, when, and how to feed your infant or toddler? Or maybe you’re looking for some additional tips and tricks to add to what you already know. We provide research-based answers to those tough questions

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In this fact sheet we will discuss the benefits of using fluoride, the most common concerns about fluoride intake in children, and recommendations from birth to adolescence.
Fluoride: From Birth to Adolescence

Fluoride: From Birth to Adolescence

In this fact sheet we will discuss the benefits of using fluoride, the most common concerns about fluoride intake in children, and recommendations from birth to adolescence.

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Love the pico de gallo that is served with chips at your favorite Mexican restaurant? With this simple recipe, you can easily make it for your family at home! Serve it with any number of dishes including, but not limited to tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchi
Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

Restaurant Style Pico de Gallo

Love the pico de gallo that is served with chips at your favorite Mexican restaurant? With this simple recipe, you can easily make it for your family at home! Serve it with any number of dishes including, but not limited to tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchi...

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Protein is an essential nutrient, and a diet full of varied proteins, especially focusing on lean protein, can help older adults to maintain an independent lifestyle for a long as possible and improve health outcomes.
Nutrition for Older Adults - Protein

Nutrition for Older Adults - Protein

Protein is an essential nutrient, and a diet full of varied proteins, especially focusing on lean protein, can help older adults to maintain an independent lifestyle for a long as possible and improve health outcomes.

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Our light take on the popular restaurant entrée is bursting with flavor. Pan fried chicken is paired with freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger, garlic, green onions, and a small amount of brown sugar to create a more savory version of this popular dish.
Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Our light take on the popular restaurant entrée is bursting with flavor. Pan fried chicken is paired with freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger, garlic, green onions, and a small amount of brown sugar to create a more savory version of this popular dish. ...

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This article will guide individuals as they transition to gluten free eating. The content is based on research and personal report of experts in the field of food and nutrition.
Gluten Free (GF) Eating: Making the Lifestyle Switch

Gluten Free (GF) Eating: Making the Lifestyle Switch

This article will guide individuals as they transition to gluten free eating. The content is based on research and personal report of experts in the field of food and nutrition.

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Recipe for Sweet Potato Sandwich Wraps, a hearty flavor-packed twist on this classic lunch item.
Sweet Potato Sandwich Wraps

Sweet Potato Sandwich Wraps

Recipe for Sweet Potato Sandwich Wraps, a hearty flavor-packed twist on this classic lunch item.

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Diets are commonly prescribed to induce weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. Because a standard daily calorie restriction diet is often hard to maintain, other diet alternatives such as fasting diets were created. Fasting diets have been foun
Fasting Diets: Are They Safe, Healthy, and Effective?

Fasting Diets: Are They Safe, Healthy, and Effective?

Diets are commonly prescribed to induce weight loss and reduce the risk of many diseases. Because a standard daily calorie restriction diet is often hard to maintain, other diet alternatives such as fasting diets were created. Fasting diets have been foun...

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing peaches.
Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Peaches

Fruit and Vegetable Guide Series: Peaches

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing peaches.

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A comparison of fresh produce prices at farmers markets and grocery stores in Utah.
What Determines Produce Pricing in Utah?

What Determines Produce Pricing in Utah?

A comparison of fresh produce prices at farmers markets and grocery stores in Utah.

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Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is a safe and effective alternative to the traditional method as it introduces solid foods in a way that respects an infant’s autonomy, provides supplemental nutrition, and promotes healthy weight and eating behaviors (Rapley 2015).
Baby-Led Weaning: An Approach to Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Baby-Led Weaning: An Approach to Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is a safe and effective alternative to the traditional method as it introduces solid foods in a way that respects an infant’s autonomy, provides supplemental nutrition, and promotes healthy weight and eating behaviors (Rapley 2015)....

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This recipe is a great family activity where everyone can get involved! Once the bags are ready to shake, have everyone sit in a circle (outside is best because the bag might drip water). Take turns having each person shake the bag and passing to the next
Frozen Yogurt in a Bag

Frozen Yogurt in a Bag

This recipe is a great family activity where everyone can get involved! Once the bags are ready to shake, have everyone sit in a circle (outside is best because the bag might drip water). Take turns having each person shake the bag and passing to the next...

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Our sweet potato black bean quesadillas are a delicious vegetarian recipe that is very filling, due to its high protein and fiber content. Easily make them your own by adding different toppings!
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Our sweet potato black bean quesadillas are a delicious vegetarian recipe that is very filling, due to its high protein and fiber content. Easily make them your own by adding different toppings!

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We offer a simple take on this classic Mexican street dish, called Esquites. Our recipe eliminates a lot of calories by substituting plain Greek yogurt for mayonnaise. Try adding chili powder, paprika, or crushed red pepper for extra kick!
Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

We offer a simple take on this classic Mexican street dish, called Esquites. Our recipe eliminates a lot of calories by substituting plain Greek yogurt for mayonnaise. Try adding chili powder, paprika, or crushed red pepper for extra kick!

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Forego the high-calorie hamburger buns with this BBQ chicken recipe! Lettuce leaves give the entree a simple, light, and fresh taste. The chopped cashews bring out the extra crunch in the dish, and the fresh pineapple paired with the BBQ sauce lends an is
BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wrap

BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Forego the high-calorie hamburger buns with this BBQ chicken recipe! Lettuce leaves give the entree a simple, light, and fresh taste. The chopped cashews bring out the extra crunch in the dish, and the fresh pineapple paired with the BBQ sauce lends an is...

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Why and how to limit added sugar in your diet, what it is, and where to find it.
Added Sugars: What You Need to Know

Added Sugars: What You Need to Know

Why and how to limit added sugar in your diet, what it is, and where to find it.

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Fiber is an important part of a healthful diet that provides numerous benefits when adequately consumed. We will discuss what fiber is, along with its health benefits, current recommendations, and strategies for incorporating fiber into your child’s diet.
Increasing Fiber Intake During Childhood and Adolescence

Increasing Fiber Intake During Childhood and Adolescence

Fiber is an important part of a healthful diet that provides numerous benefits when adequately consumed. We will discuss what fiber is, along with its health benefits, current recommendations, and strategies for incorporating fiber into your child’s diet....

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In this wholesome recipe, fresh vegetables combine with high-protein ground beef to create a hearty, yet healthy take on a classic pasta-sauce combination. Whole grain pasta is used in place of an enriched macaroni product so your family receives all of t
Hearty and Healthy Pasta Bowls

Hearty and Healthy Pasta Bowls

In this wholesome recipe, fresh vegetables combine with high-protein ground beef to create a hearty, yet healthy take on a classic pasta-sauce combination. Whole grain pasta is used in place of an enriched macaroni product so your family receives all of t...

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This hybrid of zucchini bread and homemade brownies will get even the pickiest of eaters to ask for seconds. The mild and adaptable taste of zucchini is perfect to blend into a dark, thick brownie. Also the batter is perfect for tasting because there are
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

This hybrid of zucchini bread and homemade brownies will get even the pickiest of eaters to ask for seconds. The mild and adaptable taste of zucchini is perfect to blend into a dark, thick brownie. Also the batter is perfect for tasting because there are ...

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Replacing fats with bean puree can reduce calories, fat, and cholesterol while adding nutrients.
Boost the Benefits with Beans

Boost the Benefits with Beans

Replacing fats with bean puree can reduce calories, fat, and cholesterol while adding nutrients.

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Stop wasting food and money: learn what the dates on your food mean and safe food storage.
Food Waste Prevention Part 5: Food Labels and Food Safety

Food Waste Prevention Part 5: Food Labels and Food Safety

Stop wasting food and money: learn what the dates on your food mean and safe food storage.

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A play of spicy and sweet to add a pop of color and flavor to this reimagined tex-mex main dish. It is so easy to make, just add your ingredients, and leave them to cook! If you don’t like spicy foods, try swapping regular diced tomatoes for those canned
Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

A play of spicy and sweet to add a pop of color and flavor to this reimagined tex-mex main dish. It is so easy to make, just add your ingredients, and leave them to cook! If you don’t like spicy foods, try swapping regular diced tomatoes for those canned ...

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Most store-bought chicken salads have lots of mayonnaise, making them high in calories. This low-calorie alternative is made with plain Greek yogurt. You won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Most store-bought chicken salads have lots of mayonnaise, making them high in calories. This low-calorie alternative is made with plain Greek yogurt. You won’t even be able to tell the difference!

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Your gut microbiome is responsible for a wide variety of functions that contribute to overall health and may be linked to many chronic diseases including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
Go with Your Gut: the Role of Gut Microbiota in Health

Go with Your Gut: the Role of Gut Microbiota in Health

Your gut microbiome is responsible for a wide variety of functions that contribute to overall health and may be linked to many chronic diseases including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

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This fruity take on a breakfast classic is ideal for Sunday morning breakfasts with the family or a weeknight breakfast for dinner. Try using a thick sourdough or whole grain bread that will absorb the egg mixture extra well.To mix it up, try different to
Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

This fruity take on a breakfast classic is ideal for Sunday morning breakfasts with the family or a weeknight breakfast for dinner. Try using a thick sourdough or whole grain bread that will absorb the egg mixture extra well.To mix it up, try different to...

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Deciding how to feed an infant is a decision that should be made by a mother and her family. The benefits of exclusively breastfeeding an infant for the first six months of life are well established (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017); however, it may
Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding: A Mother’s Choice

Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding: A Mother’s Choice

Deciding how to feed an infant is a decision that should be made by a mother and her family. The benefits of exclusively breastfeeding an infant for the first six months of life are well established (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017); however, it may...

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This fact sheet covers how inflammation and diet may affect chronic pain.
Nutrition and Chronic Pain

Nutrition and Chronic Pain

This fact sheet covers how inflammation and diet may affect chronic pain.

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This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing sweet potatoes.
Fruite and Vegetable Guide Series: Sweet Potatoes

Fruite and Vegetable Guide Series: Sweet Potatoes

This guide includes information on selecting, preparing, cooking, and storing sweet potatoes.

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I love this recipe because ithas a great nutty flavor and crisp, light texture. Itreally sticks with me!The whole-wheat flour meansI am getting plenty of fiber and phytochemicals. The almond flour adds a wonderful nutty flavor, and some healthy fats, prot
Almond Whole Wheat Toaster Waffles

Almond Whole Wheat Toaster Waffles

I love this recipe because ithas a great nutty flavor and crisp, light texture. Itreally sticks with me!The whole-wheat flour meansI am getting plenty of fiber and phytochemicals. The almond flour adds a wonderful nutty flavor, and some healthy fats, prot...

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A cool and refreshing summertime treat, or a light and healthy dessert. It is easy to make and full of Omega-3 fatty acids, citrus, and fruit.
Strawberry Lime Chia Pudding

Strawberry Lime Chia Pudding

A cool and refreshing summertime treat, or a light and healthy dessert. It is easy to make and full of Omega-3 fatty acids, citrus, and fruit.

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Decisions regarding food choices are based on a variety of factors including cost, taste, convenience, and availability. Many people feel that nutritious foods cost more than foods high in calories and low in important nutrients. In an effort to save mone
Does Healthy Eating Cost More?

Does Healthy Eating Cost More?

Decisions regarding food choices are based on a variety of factors including cost, taste, convenience, and availability. Many people feel that nutritious foods cost more than foods high in calories and low in important nutrients. In an effort to save mone...

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It can be difficult to get your children to eat enough vegetables, especially if they are picky eaters. Hiding vegetables in other dishes is one way to avoid any disliked flavors or textures (Blatt, 2011). However, there are pros and cons to taking this a
Hidden Vegetables

Hidden Vegetables

It can be difficult to get your children to eat enough vegetables, especially if they are picky eaters. Hiding vegetables in other dishes is one way to avoid any disliked flavors or textures (Blatt, 2011). However, there are pros and cons to taking this a...

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Don't like fish, but want the health benefits? Here is an easy and fresh fish recipe for people who don't like fish. Feel free to experiment with the toppings and adjust it for your family.
Mahi Mahi Tacos

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Don't like fish, but want the health benefits? Here is an easy and fresh fish recipe for people who don't like fish. Feel free to experiment with the toppings and adjust it for your family.

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This fact sheet addresses risk factors and protective factors in order to help adolescents navigate this critical time frame.
Body Image in Adolescence

Body Image in Adolescence

This fact sheet addresses risk factors and protective factors in order to help adolescents navigate this critical time frame.

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Having a child who is a picky eater can make snacks and mealtimes very stressful for parents and the rest of the family. If you have a picky eater in the family, you’re not alone. In this fact sheet we offer helpful
Helpful Hints for Parents of Picky Eaters

Helpful Hints for Parents of Picky Eaters

Having a child who is a picky eater can make snacks and mealtimes very stressful for parents and the rest of the family. If you have a picky eater in the family, you’re not alone. In this fact sheet we offer helpful

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Starting the transition from breast milk or formula to solid foods can be quite daunting for parents.To add to the challenge, there are hundreds of commercial pureed baby food options on the market to choose from. In
Fresh and Easy: How to Make Pureed Baby Food

Fresh and Easy: How to Make Pureed Baby Food

Starting the transition from breast milk or formula to solid foods can be quite daunting for parents.To add to the challenge, there are hundreds of commercial pureed baby food options on the market to choose from. In

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Eating nutritious foods and gaining the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy is vital to a healthy pregnancy, delivery, newborn, and recovery for mom. In fact, eating a well-balanced diet during pregnancy has been found to decrease your risk for
How to Nourish Mom and Baby Alike: Nutrition During Pregnancy

How to Nourish Mom and Baby Alike: Nutrition During Pregnancy

Eating nutritious foods and gaining the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy is vital to a healthy pregnancy, delivery, newborn, and recovery for mom. In fact, eating a well-balanced diet during pregnancy has been found to decrease your risk for ...

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This fact sheet explains how learning to listen to internal cues, such as hunger and fullness signals, may encourage people to consume fewer calories and develop a healthier relationship with food.
Learning to Listen to Hunger and Fullness Cues

Learning to Listen to Hunger and Fullness Cues

This fact sheet explains how learning to listen to internal cues, such as hunger and fullness signals, may encourage people to consume fewer calories and develop a healthier relationship with food.

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Looking for a recipe to win your neighborhood chili cook off? Try this flavorful and hearty chili that will win your (and your neighbors') taste buds over.
Three Bean and Beef Chili

Three Bean and Beef Chili

Looking for a recipe to win your neighborhood chili cook off? Try this flavorful and hearty chili that will win your (and your neighbors') taste buds over.

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Smoothies come in a variety of forms with a seemingly endless range of ingredients. Almost anything can be blended into this delicious drink, which makes it an excellent vehicle for attaining adequate amounts of essential nutrients, water, and fiber. Furt
Smoothies—Helpful or Harmful?

Smoothies—Helpful or Harmful?

Smoothies come in a variety of forms with a seemingly endless range of ingredients. Almost anything can be blended into this delicious drink, which makes it an excellent vehicle for attaining adequate amounts of essential nutrients, water, and fiber. Furt...

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No one likes wasting food, but in the United States each person wastes on average about a pound of food every day. Thirty million acres of cropland is used to produce this wasted food every year. To learn more about options to reduce food waste and resour
Food Waste Prevention Part 1: Introduction

Food Waste Prevention Part 1: Introduction

No one likes wasting food, but in the United States each person wastes on average about a pound of food every day. Thirty million acres of cropland is used to produce this wasted food every year. To learn more about options to reduce food waste and resour...

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A basic overview of artificial sweeteners, including what they are, why they are popular, and how they affect health.
Sweet As . . . Sucralose: The Pros and Cons of Artificial Sweeteners

Sweet As . . . Sucralose: The Pros and Cons of Artificial Sweeteners

A basic overview of artificial sweeteners, including what they are, why they are popular, and how they affect health.

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We have turned the American classic on its head, swapping the traditional potato for its sweet counterpart in this delicious recipe. Sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins and fiber. Dip them in ketchup, aioli sauce, ponzu sauce, or anything you like!
Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

We have turned the American classic on its head, swapping the traditional potato for its sweet counterpart in this delicious recipe. Sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins and fiber. Dip them in ketchup, aioli sauce, ponzu sauce, or anything you like!...

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Prevent food waste through meal planning and shopping habits.
Food Waste Prevention Part 2: Meal Planning

Food Waste Prevention Part 2: Meal Planning

Prevent food waste through meal planning and shopping habits.

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For many people, a healthy and well-balanced diet includes foods from all the food groups. The dairy group is especially important for children and youth because of the high amounts of protein, calcium, and vitamin D that are used to build strong bones an
Dairy in Your Child's Diet

Dairy in Your Child's Diet

For many people, a healthy and well-balanced diet includes foods from all the food groups. The dairy group is especially important for children and youth because of the high amounts of protein, calcium, and vitamin D that are used to build strong bones an...

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If you want your child to like and eat vegetables: offer them early and often! Feed your child a variety of fruit and vegetable purees as soon as you introduce solid food (5-7 months) (Schwartz, 2011).
Helping Your Children Love Vegetables

Helping Your Children Love Vegetables

If you want your child to like and eat vegetables: offer them early and often! Feed your child a variety of fruit and vegetable purees as soon as you introduce solid food (5-7 months) (Schwartz, 2011).

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Don’t waste food or money: learn to safely use leftovers to make delicious meals.
Food Waste Prevention Part 4: Using Leftovers

Food Waste Prevention Part 4: Using Leftovers

Don’t waste food or money: learn to safely use leftovers to make delicious meals.

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Parents have an important role in helping their child develop a healthy body-image. This fact sheet will explore a variety of ways to encourage a healthy body mage in both you and your child.
Tips to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

Tips to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

Parents have an important role in helping their child develop a healthy body-image. This fact sheet will explore a variety of ways to encourage a healthy body mage in both you and your child.