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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that nearly 40% of calories consumed by children ages 2 to 18 are empty calories. These are foods that do not contribute much, if any, to its nutritional value.

Their study indicates that these calories come from just six foods:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to cut down on sugar. Actually, I was trying to go 3 weeks without sugar. This¬† is not an easy job, with sugar and corn syrup in so many of our food products, but I was still on Christmas overload when I made this ruling for myself.

Over the holidays I promised my young friends we would “cook”¬† together sometime. With the emphasis on healthy eating for children, even the cookies we decided on had to have reduced sugars and grains. This is the recipe we made:

Apple and Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, January 14th, 2011

Filed under Healthy food practices, Recommendations
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Chef Crombie here to chime in on healthy eating habits:

There are hundreds of diets and different ways of eating right for good health. I want to tell you about a very simple way to help you meet your food needs. This way will help you eat the right foods in the right amounts for better health.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

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Top on the list of most person’s goals this year are to eat healthy, lose weight and stay more active. When we look at the whole picture, this is a pretty daunting list. How can we do everything and still have a life?

Today let’s focus on eating healthy. What we eat has magnificent powers. Food can give us health and vigor, protecting us from disease and minor discomforts. Food can also make us sick and miserable. We are in control of what goes into our mouth and stomach. We can’t always control noise factors, pollution, or other detriments to our health. What we eat and how much we eat is totally up to us.

Comments (5) Posted by Lee on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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