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JULY 2011

Cancer Prevention Starts Early, with Diet


A June article in the Nutrition Journal suggests that the diets of many American youth aged 8-18 fall well short of the recommended daily allowance of fruits, vegetables and whole grains -- foods known to be useful in cancer prevention. In addition, the article states, pre-adolescents and adolescents consume higher than recommended amounts of foods that have been found to increase cancer risk: red and processed meats, refined sugars, salt and alcohol. A recent study found that 6.2 percent...


Boost Your Intake of Whole Wheat

Nutrition, From Our Kitchen

We love the Whole Grains Council, because it does so much to promote healthful eating. The organization has even developed a calendar that features a different whole grain each month of the year. July's featured grain is one familiar to all of us: wheat. In the United States, about two-thirds of all grains consumed are some form of wheat. A large portion of that is refined wheat, which is less nutritious than whole wheat. Even enriched wheat, which has been...


Where's the Beef?

Nutrition, Sustainability, From Our Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_5632" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Farmer Shane Hughes with some of his cattle at Liberty Delight Farms."][/caption] Or, perhaps a more appropriate question is, where's the beef from? It's so important to know where your food comes from, and what's in it. Across the United States, SAGE works with farmers to bring locally raised beef, chicken and produce to the schools we serve. One such partner is Liberty Delight Farms, a family-owned and operated business in Reisterstown, MD. Their Simmental...


Celebrate Can-it-Forward Day

Sustainability, From Our Kitchen

As with many of the domestic arts, canning has made a big comeback. Sales of home canning equipment have been surging since 2008, in large part due to a growing interest in eating more healthfully and reviving traditions from a simpler time. To capitalize on this trend, Jarden Home Brands -- the makers of Ball canning jars -- has partnered with Canning Across America, a nationwide group of food writers, bloggers and cookbook authors with a passion for canning, to...


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