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Fuel Your Body and Your Mind with a Healthy FOODITUDE!

Posted by Fooditude
Fooditude
Fooditude is a way of thinking…a way of acting. Fooditude emphasizes the importance of food, and your attitude...
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on Monday, 04 December 2017
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Stay well and load up on natural immunity boosters!   Winter is a season known for many things- blizzards, snow angels, gifts, cold temperatures, hot chocolate, school closings, and sickness. Not to sound pessimistic, but for many of us, it’s just a matter of time before the coughs, sneezes, chill...
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Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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Peppers
Welcome to November! This month, here at Whitsons we would like to highlight our Harvest of the Month, peppers. According to scholars, peppers originated in South America and have been cultivated for more than 9000 years! There are many varieties of peppers currently available in the United States; ...
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Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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Peppers
Welcome to November! This month, here at Whitsons we would like to highlight our Harvest of the Month, peppers. According to scholars, peppers originated in South America and have been cultivated for more than 9000 years! There are many varieties of peppers currently available in the United States; ...
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Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 14 August 2017
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PastaCarbonara
Here is a delicious chef-approved recipe for your meatless Monday. Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is as important as drinking water. Vegetables provide important vitamins and nutrients along with dietary fiber, which has been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol levels and aid dige...
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Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 14 August 2017
in Recipes
PastaCarbonara
Here is a delicious chef-approved recipe for your meatless Monday. Incorporating vegetables into your daily diet is as important as drinking water. Vegetables provide important vitamins and nutrients along with dietary fiber, which has been proven to help reduce blood cholesterol levels and aid dige...
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Cooking with Cauliflower

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Wednesday, 05 July 2017
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Cauliflower2
It is officially summer time, which means that cauliflower is now in season. Here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that you get the most out of this amazing vegetable. Cauliflower is one of many vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, Br...
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High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Monday, 15 May 2017
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HighBloodPressureAwareness
About one third of Americans have high blood pressure. This number can easily be reduced through a balanced and healthy diet. Here at Whitsons we want to make sure that you have all the tools necessary keep your blood pressure right where it is supposed to be!   When you eat a diet that is heart-h...
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May Produce of the Month: Lettuce

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Monday, 01 May 2017
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Happy Spring! Whitsons is pleased to present our vegetable of the month for the month of May, Lettuce. Lettuce is in season and will be featured in schools this month. So just why is lettuce so good for you? Aside from its great taste and large varieties, lettuce is packed with many nutrients.   L...
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Foods for Eye Health

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Thursday, 06 April 2017
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eyehealthblog
Eating healthy to maintain your normal body functions is always at the top of the list, but what about eating healthy for your vision?  There are many foods that are beneficial for eye health.  For instance, it is important to consume nutrients with components such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zi...
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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Thursday, 16 March 2017
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BlueberryMuffinRecipe
Need an idea for a healthy breakfast or even a snack?  This Blueberry Oatmeal muffin recipe is a great recipe idea by Whitsons' Registered Dietitian, Katherine Ancona.  Not only is it delicious, but it's quick and easy to make.   These muffins are full of fiber, anti-oxidants, and plenty of vitami...
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National School Breakfast Week (March 6th-10th)

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 06 March 2017
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NSBW
This week is National School Breakfast Week, a national campaign that serves as a reminder to all of the importance of a healthy breakfast for students. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP), which is a federa...
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Putting Your Best Fork Forward

Posted by Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona
Katherine Ancona is a Registered Dietitian for Whitsons Culinary Group. She received her Master’s Degree in Fo...
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on Thursday, 02 March 2017
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Happy National Nutrition Month! Here at Whitsons we are excited to celebrate the start to a new healthier you.    The theme for 2017 is to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The main purpose of this theme is to provide the idea that you always have the power to make your life more positive and healthie...
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Heart Healthy Hummus

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 27 February 2017
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Hummus
Hummus is a great heart healthy food that can be enjoyed as a dip for a snack or as a spread with vegetables or pita chips. This well-known chickpea mixture has a deep rooted ancient history from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Hummus contains lots of nutrients packed with health benefits. ...
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February is American Heart Month

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 13 February 2017
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February is American Heart Month, it’s a month that helps serve as a reminder for all that committing to a healthy lifestyle is important and that making healthy eating choices will lead to a lifetime of good heart health. Whitsons is focused on not only cooking healthy but helping students make hea...
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Start the New Year with Produce of the Month: Carrots

Posted by Courtney Yablonsky
Courtney Yablonsky
Courtney is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist with a passion, and open-mindedness, f...
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on Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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2017 carrots
How to include Carrots in your child’s daily diet Tis’ a New Year and for some a new start to healthy eating.  This month, Whitsons School Nutrition will introduce students to their vegetable of the month, Carrots. Carrots are packed with several essential vitamins and minerals that students will g...
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Benefits of Fruit of the Month: PEARS

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Friday, 02 December 2016
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Ahh Pears, it's Whitsons School Nutritions' Fruit of the Month for the month of the December. There are endless benefits to eating this fabulous fruit, but here are just a few!   Click on the image to see vidoe.   To learn more about Whitsons' school nutrition program, visit our school nutritio...
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Sugar and Sugar Substitutes

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Monday, 17 October 2016
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SugarandSugarSubstitutes
The new updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/) urges the US population to cut back on added sugar intake.  Americans between the ages of 4-18 years old consume up to 17% of their daily calories from added sugar, compared to the recommendation that a ma...
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W.I.N. Sports Nutrition Programs

Posted by Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines
Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD is a member of Whitsons' nutrition department as a Registered Dietitian. Laura, al...
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on Friday, 23 September 2016
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Whitsons Interactive Nutrition (W.I.N) program from the Nutrition Services department of Whitsons Culinary Group, is excited to now offer a variety of workshops and seminars relating to sports nutrition!  Many student athletes are unaware of just how powerful proper nutrition is when it comes to fue...
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Tasty Tip Tuesday

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Tasty TuesdayTip of the Week: When students eat a healthy breakfast, it helps improve their concentration and performance in the classroom. To learn more about Whitsons School Nutrition program, visit us on the web at www.whitsons.com....
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6 Healthy Breakfast Foods For Kids

Posted by Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek
Jessica Falchek is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Whitsons Culinary Group. Jessica manages th...
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on Monday, 22 August 2016
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6 Healthy Food 4Kids
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for parents it’s even more important now that it’s back to school time. Studies have shown an increase in both attention skills and knowledge retention when children begin their day with a balanced, nutritious breakfast.   So give your students a...
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