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Diet Books for Children?


We've all heard about the rising numbers for childhood obesity, but do they warrant children's books about dieting? Paul A. Kramer thinks so. His controversial new book, “Maggie Goes on a Diet,” tells the story of a chubby 14-year old who wants to lose weight because she is teased at school. She changes her food choices and exercises, with the result of a slimmer figure. Her new body size makes her instantly popular with her classmates. This book reinforces...


Teaching Science in the School Kitchen

Nutrition, From Our Kitchen

Jeanette Thompson, a science teacher at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, LA, was teaching her students about chemical reactions and thought there would be no better way to explain than to offer them a hands-on experience with these reactions. So she set aside the textbooks for the day and sought out SAGE's help. At The Dunham School, we have been baking fresh bread to accompany the house-roasted meats offered on the Classic Cuts Deli® bar, and Thompson wanted her...


More Simple Steps for Healthful Eating


In an earlier post, we offered suggestions from "10 Simple Steps," a nutrition education brochure published by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The guide is based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Here are the final five "simple steps" for healthful eating. Step 6: Watch for solid fats and added sugar. According to the new USDA Dietary Guidelines, Americans eat too many foods containing...


Dine Out to Reduce Childhood Hunger


No one likes the thought of a child going to bed hungry. And yet even in this prosperous nation, 16 million children do just that every night. Share Our Strength is making it easy to support its effort to end childhood hunger in America. Participating restaurants of every type, all across America, will donate a portion of their sales to No Kid Hungry, a program of Share Our Strength that connects hungry kids to the food they need --...


Slow Cooking for Nutritious Meals

Nutrition, From Our Kitchen

If you mention preparing a meal with a slow cooker, many people imagine a mushy beef stew or chicken left to simmer all day in a cream soup and cheese mixture. But the face of slow-cooked meals is changing due to a recent resurgence in popularity and a desire for easy, healthy, homemade meals. Dinner is an important time for families to reconnect in this busy, fast-paced day and age. Research from the Dairy Council of California has shown that...


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