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Food-A-Pedia

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USDA: Food-A-Pedia: Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods

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Very cool FREE database to learn about the nutrition content of what you eat... or plan to eat. 

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Illinois Nutrition Education Program September 2014 e-Newsletter*

Illinois Nutrition Education Program September 2014 e-Newsletter* | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

This month's issue is all about making small changes for big rewards.

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How does your club stack up? | Nutrition Know How

How does your club stack up? | Nutrition Know How | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

How does your club sandwich stack up? 

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
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interesting artical makes me want to eat oranges more then apples

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Nutrition labels getting a makeover

Nutrition labels getting a makeover | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Choosing healthier snacks may soon be easier. The FDA says updating nutrition labels is a priority this year.
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Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says

Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service examined changes in eating patterns and diet among American adults between 2005 and 2010.

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Don’t Let Bacteria Crash Your Holiday Party

Don’t Let Bacteria Crash Your Holiday Party | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
People dressed for a holiday party don’t picture themselves sick in bed shortly after the festivities, but that’s what could happen if food on party buffets isn’t handled and served safely. Bacteria are party crashers, and the only housewarming gift they bring is foodborne illness. - See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/12/11/dont-let-bacteria-crash-your-party/#sthash.9bwLGGhc.dpufPeople dressed for a holiday party don’t picture themselves sick in bed shortly after the festivities, but that’s what could happen if food on party buffets isn’t handled and served safely. Bacteria are party crashers, and the only housewarming gift they bring is foodborne illness. - See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/12/11/dont-let-bacteria-crash-your-party/#sthash.9bwLGGhc.dpuf
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Healthy eating costs extra $1.50 a day: Study Finds

Healthy eating costs extra $1.50 a day: Study Finds | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Lean meats, fruits, vegetables, fish were more costly than processed foods, refined grains, study found
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. » Sweet Potato Fries

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. » Sweet Potato Fries | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

Make Sweet Potato Fries: Great Fiber and Vitamin A

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How ‘traffic light’ labels promote healthier eating

How ‘traffic light’ labels promote healthier eating | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
A simple, color-coded system for labeling food items in a hospital cafeteria appears to increase customers’ attention to the nutritional value of their food choices, and encourage the purchase of the healthiest items.
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Expert: With food insecurity rising in U.S., SNAP benefits should be left alone | News Bureau | University of Illinois

Expert: With food insecurity rising in U.S., SNAP benefits should be left alone | News Bureau | University of Illinois | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

In a time of record-high food insecurity rates in the U.S., cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the former Food Stamp Program) is the wrong approach to fighting hunger, says Craig Gundersen, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

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Photos: Which fruit is nutritionally best?

Photos:  Which fruit is nutritionally best? | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

When faced with the triumvirate of fresh fruit most commonly found in bowls at cafeterias and elsewhere — apples, oranges and bananas — which should you choose? Check out these photos and click here for the related article.

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Find it interesting that apples have the highest sugar content.

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Video: Making the Case for Eating Fruit

Video: Making the Case for Eating Fruit | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say.
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Make Some Bachelor Food

Make Some Bachelor Food | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
This blog was created by guest blogger, Tom Power, a dietetic student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Today I shall take you on a wild ride into the world of y...
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Fruits and veggies aplenty will optimize health

Fruits and veggies aplenty will optimize health | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
New research finds the typically recommended five-a-day isn't enough to keep common diseases at bay.
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Michelle Obama Busts a Move With Giant Dancing Vegetables

Michelle Obama Busts a Move With Giant Dancing Vegetables | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

BOWIE, Md. — First lady Michelle Obama wants you to eat your vegetables. She also loves dancing. 

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Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study

Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
As First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! celebrates its fourth anniversary, CNN looks at the progress made in the fight against childhood obesity.
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Resolve to Fight Foodborne Illness in 2014

Resolve to Fight Foodborne Illness in 2014 | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 draws nearer, many people begin to think about ways in which to make their lives better in the year to come and formulate various resolutions to achieve those goals.

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Food-A-Pedia

Food-A-Pedia | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

USDA: Food-A-Pedia: Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods

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USDA

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Very cool FREE database to learn about the nutrition content of what you eat... or plan to eat. 

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Simple tips to get kids to eat better, exercise more

Simple tips to get kids to eat better, exercise more | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Top nutrition experts share ideas for getting kids to eat better, be more active.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. » Homemade Baby Food Using Fall Produce – Yum!

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. » Homemade Baby Food Using Fall Produce – Yum! | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Homemade Baby Food Using Fall Produce – Yum!
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5 Reasons to Buy Frozen Fruits and Veggies

5 Reasons to Buy Frozen Fruits and Veggies | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
A nutritionalist dishes on why she buys frozen fruits and veggies.
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At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetables

At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetables | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using a game at home, parents can help their children learn to like vegetables, a new study shows.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 22, 2013 9:21 PM

Interesting approach - let's hope it works!

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Risk to Food Safety Seen in Furloughs

Risk to Food Safety Seen in Furloughs | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
Food experts say the government shutdown is endangering what Americans eat, with all inspections of domestic food except meat and poultry halted.
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Tips on reading food nutrition labels

Tips on reading food nutrition labels | Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation | Scoop.it
You've heard the health tips about reading nutrition labels. But what exactly does "% Daily Value" mean and what's the difference between saturated fats and trans fats?
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