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MyPlate: Everything you need to know

Do you catch yourself asking, is this meal nutritious? We have the perfect answer for you! MyPlate is the current food and nutrition guide from the United States Department of Agriculture and was created to give Americans an easy visual guide to help them make more nutritious choices. The nutrition recommendations within MyPlate are based… Continue Reading MyPlate: Everything you need to know

Mes Nacional de los Alimentos Enlatados

Febrero, es el mes Nacional de los Alimentos Enlatados y, para celebrarlo, nos gustaría compartir información y consejos sobre este tipo de alimentos. Existen muchos mitos y conceptos erróneos acerca de los alimentos enlatados. Los mismos constituyen excelentes opciones alimenticias, especialmente como una forma conveniente y no perecedera de agregar frutas y verduras adicionales a… Continue Reading Mes Nacional de los Alimentos Enlatados

National Canned Food Month

February is National Canned Food Month and in order to celebrate we would like to share some information and tips surrounding all things canned food! Many myths and misconceptions about canned food exist, but they are great food options, especially as a convenient and nonperishable way to add extra fruits and vegetables onto your plate.… Continue Reading National Canned Food Month

Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is Dairy Month? According to the USDA, foods and drinks that contain dairy should be included in your daily diet. Why Dairy? Not only can dairy products be tasty, they also have nutrients that are great for the body! Dairy sources provide: Vitamin D and Calcium: support bone health, particularly… Continue Reading Got Dairy?

Summer Produce: Eating In-Season

Have you ever stepped inside of a grocery store and gone to the produce section only to find the fruits and vegetables that you were looking for were not only super expensive, but also didn’t taste all that great? Often times, it’s because the produce is out-of-season! So, why should you buy and eat your… Continue Reading Summer Produce: Eating In-Season

Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Produce: What’s the difference?

Walking through the aisles in a grocery store can be confusing, especially when thinking about the difference between buying organically grown food versus buying conventionally grown food. Among all of the different labels thrown on food packages, understanding organic versus non-organic is just another hurdle consumers have to jump over.  Whether you are shopping for… Continue Reading Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Produce: What’s the difference?

The Buzz About Honey

It’s World Bee Day, so we’re buzzing about honey! Honey is such a unique food source that has a bunch of natural health benefits. Here’s what you should know about nature’s sweetener.