Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Today is National Sandwich Day; but America’s favorite handheld meal isn’t always the greatest go-to when it comes to nutrition. According to one study, 49% of Americans age 20 and older eat a sandwich every day. And sandwiches account for roughly 1/5 of daily sodium intake. If you stack it wrong, your next sandwich could … Read more

Is An Apple A Day Good for Your Health?

a person holding an apple in hand

Among the various sayings that urge healthy eating, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” is probably the most famous one. It has been passed on from one generation to another and has been one of the main reasons why most of us can find the fruit baskets at our homes filled with apples. … Read more

Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat … Read more

Will Ketchup Still be a Vegetable?

Tomato ketchup in a small bowl next to raw tomatoes

In 2011, the USDA tried to implement its final rules on nutrition standards for school lunches. Most of their proposals for implementation has provoked more than the usual level of fuss. The most controversial was the limits on the amount of starchy vegetables like potatoes allowed in lunches and required more green vegetables. The other … Read more

Mott’s and Other Applesauces

Mott’s Plus Fiber Applesauce

Mott’s Applsauce has a line of snack-sized applesauce cups. Three different flavors are “formulated with important nutrients for which women often don’t meet their daily requirements”: Cranberry Raspberry flavor has 3 grams of dietary fiber Apple flavor provides 10% of the daily value for calcium (100 mg) Pomegranate provides 17 mg of the protective antioxidant … Read more