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Who Was Mary Engle Pennington?

( - If you have ever bought frozen food in the supermarket or enjoyed the benefit of perishable foods delivered by refrigerated trucks or rail cars you owe a debt to the brilliant mind of Mary Engle Pennington.

Feb 18, 2018 - 7:03:39 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Energy Drinks and Adolescents

( - As the consumption of soda declines each year, the sale of energy drinks goes up, especially among young consumers.

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:15:51 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Eat Whole Grain Bread

( - It’s hard to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some refuse to give up their favorite fatty foods or desserts but switching from white bread to whole wheat bread isn’t that big a step and it will yield impressive health benefits.

Feb 4, 2018 - 7:15:31 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Kid-Sized Portions - How Big Should They Be?

( - Parents often overestimate the amount of food that their children need, which can put youngsters on the fast track to gaining weight.

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:38:34 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Something Fishy

( - Eating fish regularly can reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, depression and inflammatory conditions. That’s a pretty impressive list.

Jan 20, 2018 - 7:01:06 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
A New Eating Disorder?

( - Most of us are familiar with eating disorders such an anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating all of which have established diagnostic and treatment criteria.

Jan 7, 2018 - 7:16:39 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Coming To Your Local Supermarket In 2018

( - Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, has long been known as the soothsayer of the supermarket industry. He recently laid out what he believes will be the 2018 food trends to watch in the upcoming year.

Jan 1, 2018 - 7:07:05 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Deck the Halls with Red and Green Healthy Foods

( - Red and Green are traditional holiday colors but they also signal some of nature’s most power-packed foods. Make an effort to add healthy red and green foods to your meals and snacks during this hectic holiday season.

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:13:46 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Holiday Food – Shop Safe, Cook Safe, Be Safe

( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans will suffer a food-related illness this year and 30% of these cases are caused by foods made in your home.

Dec 9, 2017 - 7:15:54 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Holiday Weight Gain – Myth or Reality

( - Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or nothing at all, everywhere you turn at this time of year someone is offering you something to eat and everyone is telling you that you will gain weight over the holidays.

Dec 3, 2017 - 7:06:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Alcohol and the Holidays – Consider This

( - Mulled cider, spiked eggnog, wine at dinner, champagne to toast the New Year –the temptation to drink too much during the holidays is everywhere you go.

Nov 25, 2017 - 7:10:46 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Sweet Potato Or Yam?

( - At this time of year sweet potatoes and yams pop up on every menu. There are family favorites for holiday meals and chefs include them on seasonal menus. Which do you love, sweet potatoes or yams?

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:05:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Thanksgiving Dinner – Please Just Let Me Enjoy It!

( - Thanksgiving is just around the corner and everywhere you turn there is advice to cut calories, lower fat, eat less sodium and turn every one of grandma’s recipes into a better-for-you dish.

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:56:39 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
What Makes You Eat?

( - The simple answer should be hunger. If we all ate to eliminate hunger and stopped eating when we were full, nobody would be overweight.

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:31:36 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Wheat – What You Really Need To Know

( - There are a lot of people who believe that foods containing wheat are bad for you and a gluten-free label means the food is healthier. Not so.

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:00:44 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Some Thoughts About Kids And Food

( - Another school year is about to begin – new schedules, new activities, new teachers, along with the same old worries about how to get kids to eat well.

Sep 3, 2017 - 7:05:35 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Are Family Meals Today’s Dinosaurs On the Verge of Extinction

( - September is National Family Meals Month. Sadly, few people know about this promotion to get families to eat together more often because fewer and fewer families eat meals together today.

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:03:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
100 Is The New 80

( - Forty years ago only 1 in every 10,000 people reached the age of 100. Today estimates suggest that half of all children born in developed countries are expected to reach 100 or more.

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:05:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True .... Guidelines For A Good Diet

( - If the latest popular diet actually worked and helped you lose weight no one would be overweight. Sadly, that is not the case.

Aug 6, 2017 - 7:05:16 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Don't Be Afraid To Eat Out -- It Won't Sabotage Your Diet

( - Going out to eat? Don’t worry. Just plan. The first thing you need to know is that we eat more when we eat out. Surveys show that when you eat out you eat more calories, more fat and drink more alcohol.

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:04:27 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Diet Is Not A Four Letter Word

( - Mention diet and most people shudder. They immediately think they will have to endure an extended period of time when they can't eat anything they enjoy.

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:05:13 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
587 Million Cups A Year

( - Daily you are cautioned about the dangers of eating too much sodium, trans fat, sugar, and even white bread.

Jul 9, 2017 - 7:06:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
What’s In A Name – Everything When It Comes To Buying Food

( - Food companies compete for your precious food dollars every day. Anything they can do to get you to take their brand off the self is a win for them.

Jun 18, 2017 - 7:10:02 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Belly Fat May Not Be So Bad After All

( - Muffin top, beer belly, love handles are names we give to the irritating roll of fat that many of us carry around our midsection.

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00:54 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Drinking Beyond the Binge

( - Binge drinking, five or more drinks on one occasion for men and four of more drinks for women, not only suggests risky alcohol use but it is occurring with greater frequency in all age groups.

May 28, 2017 - 8:56:48 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Dinner In A Box – Use With Caution

( - Home delivered meals have been around since the first pizza was delivered in 1889 to the king and queen of Italy by Raffaele Esposito, the famous pizza chef of Naples.

May 21, 2017 - 9:16:08 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Vitamins In Veggies –Making The Best Picks

( - You’re in the supermarket and decide to buy green beans for supper. Which should you pick – fresh, bagged and washed, frozen or canned?

May 14, 2017 - 5:03:07 PM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
You Gained 4 Pounds Since Yesterday? I Doubt It!

( - Any day when you are eating goes out of control will cause you some immediate regret, but lasting weight gain? Unlikely.

May 7, 2017 - 8:13:38 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Vodka Martini – Shaken, Not Stirred

( - James Bond, the famous 007 British spy from the novels by Ian Fleming made this catchphrase famous.

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:51:21 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Eggs – Did You Know?

( - Eggs symbolize life and rebirth. They are an ancient symbol of fertility and an expected part of spring holidays.

Apr 16, 2017 - 8:36:18 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Food Facts to Keep You Healthy

( - I love odd fun facts about food and nutrition that can provide you with a healthy nugget of information in a couple of sentences.

Apr 1, 2017 - 9:20:45 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
A Cup Of Tea May Keep Dementia At Bay

( - After water, tea is the world’s most popular beverage. For centuries drinking tea has been recommended for its calming effect and to cure many ailments.

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:39:11 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Focus On Food

( - March is National Nutrition Month created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2017 theme for the month is Put Your Best Fork Forward.

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:53:29 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Trans Fat – Good, Bad, Gone

( - The rise and fall of trans fats is actually a perfect example of the scientific process at work.

Mar 12, 2017 - 9:33:22 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Tips For Teaching Good Eating To Kids

( - Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It is an activity you and your child share often throughout the day.

Mar 5, 2017 - 11:17:39 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Lose Weight Lose Friends

( - Dieting dynamics are interesting. A large part of how you deal with food has to do with your friends, co-workers and family.

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:37:00 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Heart Health – Good News, Bad News

( - In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared February the first American Heart Month. Ever since, February has been dedicated to heart health and education.

Feb 12, 2017 - 8:19:24 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Size Matters and Big Isn’t Always Better

( - A pound of coffee is now 13 ounces. A half-gallon of ice cream is 1.75 quarts. The usual 5-pound bag of sugar has become 4 pounds.

Feb 5, 2017 - 8:08:54 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
It’s Peak Citrus Season

( - Winter is the peak season for citrus fruits – grapefruits, oranges, clementines and some you may have never eaten like kumquats, pummelos and tangelos.

Jan 29, 2017 - 9:24:40 AM

Food/Nutrition Columnist
Gluten Free for Kids – Maybe Not

( - In 2015, 25% of Americans reported that they regularly ate gluten-free foods. When surveys drilled down further to determine why consumers without celiac disease, the inability to digest the protein gluten, choose gluten-free foods the answers were interesting and puzzling.

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:49:29 AM

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