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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured February 2017 Food Health Magazine Worth Noting

Study Shows Early Introduction of Peanuts can Curb Allergies

The National Institutes of Health is aiming to significantly reduce peanut allergies with new guidelines that call for introducing peanut products to infants. A study prompting the new guidelines found that regular consumption of peanut products in early life is a good thing. ...
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2016 Editions Fitness Food Health Magazine November 2016 Worth Noting

Choose the Perfect Post-Workout Snack

You walked or ran your legs off, biked until you dropped, lifted your body weight at the gym, and swam a distance equivalent to circling the globe. Now it is time to refuel.

It may seem counterintuitive to eat and drink after working hard to tone your body and burn calories, but a workout takes its toll on your muscles and other body systems. The key to responsible refueling is to make smart selections that provide the necessary recovery without packing on excess calories that cancel out your effort.

Most experts agree that protein plays a key role in helping repair and build muscle, regardless of whether it comes from a shake, a glass of milk, or an energy bar. Choose foods with low to moderate sugar content and aim for 10-20 grams of protein for your post-workout snack.

Exercise may work up an appetite, but a snack that promotes satiety without making you feel over-full is an effective way to nix the temptation to overeat later in the day. Reach for a snack that combines protein and carbs, such as a handful of nuts and string cheese, hummus and veggies, or a container of nonfat Greek yogurt. Rehydrate with a refreshing food that has high water content, such as watermelon. At 92 percent water, watermelon is an ideal workout buddy for rehydrating, refueling, and recovering.

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Parent Tip of Week: Cut Preparation Time and Cost of Next Holiday Meal

Here are a few ways to streamline holiday cooking routines in an effort to spend less time planning for the perfect meal and in the kitchen. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Enjoy a Healthier Holiday

The holidays bring parties, TV specials and treats — plenty of them. While it is tempting to eat all that gets placed in front of you, it isn't worth the extra pounds you may gain. Here are some tips to stay on track during this season. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week — After-School Snack Idea

Keeping a stash of kid-friendly snacks handy is a sure-fire way to keep dinner time manageable. Kick off your new after-school snack routine with a recipe like this one for Ranch Pimento Cheese Celery Logs. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Mom’s Review of Reuseable Food Pouch

Hallie Brown, local mother of two, put the Sili Squeeze, an original reusable food squeeze pouch, to the test. See what she had to say and if it's right for your child. ...
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Parent Tip of the Week: Dinner Tips for Picky Eaters

It can be difficult to convince children to eat their fruits and vegetables during dinnertime. Here are some strategies to get kids excited about adding healthier options to their favorite meals. ...
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Cookies

Need some treats for the classroom party or other Valentine’s Day fun? Angie Obbish, a local baker, shares this heart-warming recipe. ...
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