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Apples are So Apple-ing!

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Did you know that one apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal? That’s equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber. Apples are also loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease. Apples are so diverse, you ca...
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Nutrition On-The-Go!

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Nutrition on the run isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips to help you on your way!   Eat breakfast. Breakfast means “break the fast,” and though it is the most important meal of the day, that doesn’t mean it has to be time consuming. Good, quick options include yogurt, whole grain toast with nut...
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Let’s Talk Tomatoes!

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Tomatoes are red because they contain lycopene, an important antioxidant which is said to help in fighting diseases. Tomatoes are very versatile. They can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or made into products such as soup or tomato sauce. Here’s the perfect receipt to enjoy as those summer mon...
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Happy National Nutrition Month from Whitsons’ Nutrition Team! As many of you may know, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and this year the theme is “Go Further with Food.” This topic focuses on making informed food choices, d...
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Ask the RD: January

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As a Registered Dietitian and a member of Whitsons’ Nutrition Services team, it’s up to us to make sure we are sharing our nutrition knowledge with our clients, students, parents and team members. Since launching our “Ask the RD” service, we have received numerous emails with health and nutrition qu...
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Your Lunch Program is an Important Part of this Equation Studies show that healthy eating habits and physical activity are the cornerstones of academic success. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has conducted research on the education of the whole child—including his...
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Butternut Squash Smoothie
Squash is a nutrient-rich vegetable that can make an excellent addition to your smoothie.  Squash contains vitamins A, which is important for vision and immune system support. Squash also contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. A one-cup serving of winter squash provides about half of t...
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The holiday season serves as a reminder to all of us to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished throughout the year and what we would like to accomplish in the next. Creating New Year’s Resolutions is a great way to identify your goals and to remind yourself of what you want to achieve, h...
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Winter has now arrived and here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that no matter what time of year it is, you are still eating your daily serving of fruit. This month we would like to highlight our fruit of the month, the pear. The best time of year to get pears are from August to October, but they...
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Stay well and load up on natural immunity boosters!   Winter is a season known for many things- blizzards, snow angels, gifts, cold temperatures, hot chocolate, school closings, and sickness. Not to sound pessimistic, but for many of us, it’s just a matter of time before the coughs, sneezes, chill...
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Harvest of the Month: Peppers

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Welcome to November! This month, here at Whitsons we would like to highlight our Harvest of the Month, peppers. According to scholars, peppers originated in South America and have been cultivated for more than 9000 years! There are many varieties of peppers currently available in the United States; ...
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Here is a delicious chef-approved recipe for your meatless Monday. Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is as important as drinking water. Vegetables provide important vitamins and nutrients along with dietary fiber, which has been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol levels and aid dige...
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Here is a delicious chef-approved recipe for your meatless Monday. Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is as important as drinking water. Vegetables provide important vitamins and nutrients along with dietary fiber, which has been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol levels and aid dige...
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Cooking with Cauliflower

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It is officially summer time, which means that cauliflower is now in season. Here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that you get the most out of this amazing vegetable. Cauliflower is one of many vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, Br...
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High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

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About one third of Americans have high blood pressure. This number can easily be reduced through a balanced and healthy diet. Here at Whitsons we want to make sure that you have all the tools necessary keep your blood pressure right where it is supposed to be!   When you eat a diet that is heart-h...
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May Produce of the Month: Lettuce

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Happy Spring! Whitsons is pleased to present our vegetable of the month for the month of May, Lettuce. Lettuce is in season and will be featured in schools this month. So just why is lettuce so good for you? Aside from its great taste and large varieties, lettuce is packed with many nutrients.   L...
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Foods for Eye Health

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Eating healthy to maintain your normal body functions is always at the top of the list, but what about eating healthy for your vision?  There are many foods that are beneficial for eye health.  For instance, it is important to consume nutrients with components such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zi...
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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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Need an idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack?  This Blueberry Oatmeal muffin recipe is a great recipe idea by Whitsons' Registered Dietitian, Katherine Ancona.  Not only is it delicious, but it's quick and easy to make.   These muffins are full of fiber, anti-oxidants, and plenty of vitami...
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National School Breakfast Week (March 6th-10th)

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This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a reminder to all of the importance of a healthy breakfast for students. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP), which is a federa...
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Putting Your Best Fork Forward

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Happy National Nutrition Month! Here at Whitsons we are excited to celebrate the start to a new healthier you.    The theme for 2017 is to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The main purpose of this theme is to provide the idea that you always have the power to make your life more positive and healthie...
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