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Keep Halloween treats fun, but healthy
(Distributed 10/06/11) When asked what Halloween means, kids usually put candy at the top of their list. But research shows that given a choice between treats and toys, kids will often prefer the toys, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter nutritionist. She encourages people to choose miniature toys, stickers and nonfood favors as their treats to dispense to the costumed beggars who come to their doors on Halloween.

Healthier Eating Is Just a Click Away
Current phone apps and websites assist the health-conscious with food and exercising logs

Prime Time for Sweet Potatoes
Louisiana developed the best sweet potatoes in the world at the LSU AgCenter Research Station.

Superfoods for Men
superfoods for men

Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection. Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for men. (PDF Format Only)

Health Benefits of Blueberries
Interactive educational module shows the benefits of blueberries on the human body.
Your snack may need an oil change
Reading the ingredients label on packaging may reveal some bad fats in your snacks.
Do We Need to Re-Think Our Drinks?
Energy drinks are quite the rage with the teenage and college crowd. These super sweet drinks are fortified with lots of caffeine, and often other ingredients of questionable virtue.
Does Your Snack Need an Oil Change?
Reading the ingredients label on packaging may reveal some bad fats in your snacks.
Make Half Your Grains Whole
There are many benefits to including more whole grains in your food choices. Knowing how to find a true whole grain in the grocery store can be a challenge.
Secrets of a Food Diary
Many of us have probably not thought of having a diary since we were in fourth grade and writing secretively about our boyfriends. But keeping a food diary or journal can be an important step in understanding your eating habits and what triggers excessive eating.
Yogurt a Super Food
Yogurt is indeed a super food. People often eat yogurt to help them get enough calcium to meet their daily needs. But many health benefits beyond its nutritional value have been associated with consuming yogurt.
Menopause and Bone Health
Beyond the common hot flashes, sleep disturbances and weighty issues associated with menopause, there are things going on behind the scenes that add another cause for anxiety. Are you getting enough calcium and weight-bearing exercise to prevent osteoporosis?
Don't Let A Day Of Shopping Ruin Your Diet
The holidays mark the season of shopping and eating. Busy shoppers may eat many meals at the mall. LSU AgCenter nutritionist, Dr. Beth Reames says to be sure and put something in your stomach before hitting the shops.
Nutrition Expert Endorses Popcorn
Popcorn graphic
Did you know that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks, as long as it is not drenched in oil, butter or salt? Plain popcorn is an excellent, whole-grain, high fiber snack with about one gram of fiber for one cup.