Five Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress comes in many shapes and sizes and can be difficult to manage, especially when a circumstance seems out of our control. And most everyone experiences stress on a regular basis, from getting stuck in traffic and arriving late to an important appointment to dealing with an unexpected car repair to taking care of a . . .

Pumpkins: A Healthy Fall Food Choice

Seasonal cooking is all about enjoying ultimate freshness and higher nutrition, and during the fall season, the pumpkin is a perfect pick for healthy in-season eating. Pumpkins are chock-full of beta carotene, a plant carotenoid which is converted to vitamin A in the body. And foods high in beta carotene may offer protection against some . . .

Ways to Help Prevent the "Freshman 15"

There are many reasons why college students put on what’s called the “Freshman 15” during their first few years at school. For some, adjusting to the responsibility of buying foods and cooking for themselves can be a difficult transition. Between fast food restaurants on campus to late night study sessions with friends to emotional stressors . . .

Portions Versus Servings

If you’ve ever wanted to lose weight and if you’ve ever considered your portions and servings, you know how discombobulating it can seem when you’re trying to keep track of the foods you eat and your weight. A portion is the amount of food you choose to eat for a meal or snack—you know, like . . .

Food Journaling for Better Health

Whether you want to lose weight, kick bad eating habits, or live a healthier lifestyle, keeping a food journal is a great way to track your food and drink consumption and make a shift to better choices. Most everyone who has kept a food journal will tell you that they learned a lot from it, . . .


Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!

Glossary of Terms

B complex
vitamin E

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