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Put Your Best Fork Forward

When I was in elementary school, Choose Your Own Adventure books were all the rage; they presented an opportunity for escapism and freedom at its chil...

When Trying to Eat Better, Count on Trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side of the road and co...

Give the Gift of Health

What surrounds you, but can’t be seen? Influences all your choices, but can’t be cornered? Is modifiable by you, but only with conscious effort? C...

Make Family Meals a Routine Success

Backpacks, sharpened pencils, and carpools. Check, check, check. The new school year is underway, and in a few more weeks most families will be settle...

Well Fueled Family Fun

Footloose and schedule-free sunny days are the hallmarks of summer living for many families. Your children and neighborhood friends bustle in and out ...

Grounded Nutrition

How many plants did you eat yesterday? Consider fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. These plant foods are the food groups most American...

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

Why do you eat what you eat? If you are like most Americans, according to research, taste trumps all other deciding factors. Surprised? Probably not. ...

Conquer the Dinner Drain

In the movie The Grinch, Jim Carrey’s cantankerous character stands atop the blustery Mount Crumpet and considers each name on a list of Whoville ci...

Savoring Tasty Traditions

People all over the world, Americans especially, cherish food and its role in holiday traditions. As a result, holiday merrymaking and weight gain oft...