Holiday Eating Survival Guide

Holiday Eating Survival Guide Posted on December 24, 2015 Holiday Eating Survival Guide Choose: Lower calorie appetizers- Stick with vegetables or fruit Avoid lots of cheese, and fried foods Go with Smaller plates and tall skinny glasses Know your limits: Eat before you go to a party or out holiday shopping. Make a healthy food for the party Have a […]

How to Clean your Kitchen

Heather Peracchio, one of our UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program educators shares tips on how to clean your kitchen during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

What’s the best way to clean fruits and vegetables? Heather Peracchio, one of our UConn extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) educators shares the best way to clean your fruits and vegetables before eating them.

Revealing Popular Misconceptions About Multivitamins

Revealing Popular Misconceptions About Multivitamins December 19, 2015 Really? The idea that multivitamins promote overall health is common in the U.S. But do we really need multivitamins? As it turns out, the majority of individuals can and usually do meet their dietary recommendations for each vitamin and mineral without supplementation through their daily diet. There […]

Common Multivitamins Contain Too Much Vitamin A?

Common Multivitamins Contain Too Much Vitamin A? December 19, 2015 THE FACTS Many people take daily multivitamins to improve and maintain good health. Vitamin A, found in many dietary supplements, is known to support eye function, tissue growth, as well as bone, reproductive, and immune function. What many people do not know is Vitamin A […]

Ballin on a Budget: How nutritious foods CAN be cheap!

In a world where fast food and convenience meals often dominate the common diet, it can be easy to assume that healthy eating is expensive. Not to mention eating organic (which is more expensive) is often confused with being the only way to eat healthy, and that’s not the case! With proper planning and awareness, […]

How to “Healthify” Foods on the Fly

How to “Healthify” Foods on the Fly Eating prepared meals at home all the time isn’t always achievable for everyone every night. Eating on the go is becoming more common, however, it’s important we optimize our options! Healthy fast food options can be challenging, but it is possible. Here are some tips to help you […]

How to be a Flexible eater and Live a healthier & Happier life!

Being a flexible eater means having a balanced and adaptable approach to your eating habits. Being flexible not only allows you to have less stress but also a better relationship with food! Having a more flexible approach to nutritious foods will only help you broaden your palate and enjoy more healthy and flavorful options. Here […]

What Foods Provide Calcium for Strong Bones?

Dairy foods provide the most calcium, including the top three powerhouses – milk, yogurt, and cheese. Milk-based condiments like sour cream and cream cheese are mostly fat and provide little to no calcium. And be aware that ice cream does not supply a healthy dose of calcium per serving, plus it is considered a high […]

How Much Fiber Should I Be Eating Per Day?

Daily fiber needs are different for women and men. Women 19-50 years old      25 grams Women >50 years old      21 grams Men 19-50 years old        38 grams Men >50 years old 30 grams Children need about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories they eat. Here are some […]

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