An Education on Beef!

By Shannon Traphagen As someone who does not eat a lot of red meat, I gained an extensive education about the health benefits of red meat–particularly beef. The Rochester and Western NY Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) had its annual end of the

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How to Get Enough Protein on a Vegetarian Diet

With a balanced diet, vegetarians can get the protein they need by Annette Pinder One of the first questions vegetarians are asked when discussing their dietary preferences is, “Are you getting enough protein?” Many people assume it’s impossible to consume sufficient protein on a diet that consists

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How to Figure Out What You’re Really Eating

by Shelly Stinson There seems to be a growing perception in our society that poor health is everywhere. We’ve gotten so used to restaurant meals, processed foods, and decadent treats that it can feel difficult to implement better nutrition. Just recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared

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Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference at the Supermarket

(StatePoint) From price to quantity to flavor, consumers have always considered how products affect their families when deciding what goes in the shopping cart. And shoppers these days are making purchasing decisions that take global factors into consideration too, thanks to available information about companies’ environmental and

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Stay Safe during National Food Safety Education Month

(StatePoint) Food poisoning, an illness caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food, causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (representing one out of six Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics. With proper food safety

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Enhance Pasta Night

Ravioli with Brown Butter and Asparagus Red Pepper Ravioli with Pan-Roasted Corn (Family Features) If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy the delightful flavors of veggies, you may find inspiration in unexpected places. Pasta provides the perfect backdrop for a medley of your favorite garden flavors,

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