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Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

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

The Real Truth About Non-Nutritive 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)

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.
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.
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.