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Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day
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March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for March 2013 is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. To do this requires eating the nutritious foods that you enjoy while being aware of portion sizes and total calories.

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.

The Real Truth About Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
sweeteners
Sugar, or sucrose, is one of the most widely used ingredients in the foods we buy. All other sweeteners, basically, are compared to how they stack up against sugar. Learn the difference between nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners and the upside and downside of using them. (PDF Format Only)
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.
Blueberries
blueberries
Blueberries are among the wild shrubs that produce edible berries – with others being cranberries, bilberries and cowberries. These berries are known for having important health benefits. Learn the uses and health benefits of blueberries in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Nutritional Benefits of Poultry
poultry
Poultry is inexpensive, versatile and nutritious! Information on poultry nutrients, classifications, cooking, storing and handling included. (PDF Format Only)
Nutritional Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
fruits vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals and provide many health benefits. It is recommended that we eat 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables every day! (PDF Format Only)
Nutritional Benefits of Dairy
dairy
Dairy foods taste good and are good for you! Milk, cheese and yogurt are naturally calcium-rich foods with unique health benefits. Calcium increases bone growth, slows age-related bone loss and reduces the risk of fractures. (PDF Format Only)
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.
Getting Off Track During Holidays Doesn’t Have To Derail Healthy Eating Habits Forever
The holidays can be a tough time to try to manage or lose weight, but you can keep it on track, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Annrose Guarino.