Don’t Forget To Eat Some Blueberries

One day I was perusing a book chapter about feeding dogs because we have three dachshunds. I came upon an interesting list of foods. The list highlighted foods that were especially good for dogs. Interesting thing, all the foods were great for their human “parents,” too. Blueberries were among the notable foods on the list.…
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Consider The Source Of Your Nutrition Information

“The doctor will see you now. I’m a nurse,” my daughter said as I walked by her bedroom. She was about 4 at the time. I guess it’s time for my checkup, I thought to myself. At my daughter’s kindergarten medical checkup, she received several shots, which were fresh in her mind at the time…
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Be Patient With Picky Eaters

“My grandson is a picky eater. How can I help him be a better eater?” a woman asked me after I finished a recent nutrition presentation. I shared a few ideas. Some were from experiences with my own kids. I have two former picky eaters ages 15 and 18. Now they eat just about anything…
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Snooze Your Way To Better Health

“Where’s my cupcake?” my daughter asked. She was about 9 at the time. I gulped, guiltily. I’m sure I still had the scent of butter cream icing on my breath. “I thought you didn’t want it,” I noted a bit feebly. “I was saving it for my bedtime snack, but you ate it!” she exclaimed,…
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Let’s Define Moderate Consumption Of Candy

As I sat at my computer in my office one day, I overheard a conversation just outside my door. The conversation involved one of our nutrition graduate students, who had been working on a project in schools. “The teachers were talking about candy. They mentioned a newspaper column that said we should eat more candy…
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