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It’s Bananas!

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Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6. Research shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers. Enjoy a well-balanced breakfast wit...
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Berry Good!

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Berries are the ultimate brain food! Berries are loaded with antioxidant-rich plant compounds called flavonoids that provide potent health protection. Eating more berries helps your brain age better, think better, learn better and remember more.   Have you heard of acai berries? Acai are a small p...
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Rise and Shine the Healthy Way!

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National School Breakfast Week is the week of March 4th, but breakfast isn’t just for kids! Breakfast is the best way to start your day, no matter your age. A balanced breakfast will give you steady energy throughout the morning and help you focus better since you won’t be distracted by hunger and t...
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Sweet Potato - Such a Sweetie!

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These orange-fleshed potatoes are known to be a great source of beta-carotene. They also deliver good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and are full of manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and fiber. Give this fun recipe a try to bring more “sweetness” into your life!         Sweet Po...
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Food that Fuels Your Heart!

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Food is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy heart. Not only can food taste good, but choosing heart healthy options can make us feel great as well! However, there is not just one food group that is best for the heart; there are a variety foods from each group from which to choose.   Whole gr...
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Let’s Get Squashed!

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Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. A one-cup serving of winter squash provides about half of the daily requirement of vitamin C, and 4.5 times the daily requirement of vitamin A. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. Some...
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Leading the Industry in Environmental Consciousness

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Whitsons is committed to taking a leadership role in environmental conservation. As a company, we continuously strive to conserve and preserve the earth’s resources by recycling, reusing and reducing our global footprint. We believe we all play a critical role in safeguarding our planet.   In doin...
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Pear-fection!

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Did you know that pears are members of the rose family and are related to the apple? Depending upon the variety, their paper thin skins can either be yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more of these colors. Make sure not to peel the skin off, as that‘s where the most nutrients are ...
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Load Up on Natural Immunity Boosters

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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, fevers and more manage to get the best of us. Keeping healthy d...
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Perfect Peppers!

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Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds, but most people think of them as vegetables. Red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen, which give them that richer flavor. If you are a lover of all pep...
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Brain Food for Brain Power

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If you’re feeling forgetful, a number of reasons may be at fault, such as a lack of sleep, poor physical activity or having too much to do. However, food also plays a role in brain health—eating right can actually improve your memory. The best method for boosting brain function encourages good blood...
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Apples are So Apple-ing!

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Did you know that one apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal? That’s equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber. Apples are also loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease. Apples are so diverse, you ca...
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Nutrition On-The-Go!

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Nutrition on the run isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips to help you on your way!   Eat breakfast. Breakfast means “break the fast,” and though it is the most important meal of the day, that doesn’t mean it has to be time consuming. Good, quick options include yogurt, whole grain toast with nut...
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Let’s Talk Tomatoes!

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Tomatoes are red because they contain lycopene, an important antioxidant which is said to help in fighting diseases. Tomatoes are very versatile. They can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or made into products such as soup or tomato sauce. Here’s the perfect receipt to enjoy as those summer mon...
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Happy National Nutrition Month from Whitsons’ Nutrition Team! As many of you may know, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and this year the theme is “Go Further with Food.” This topic focuses on making informed food choices, d...
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Ask the RD: January

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As a Registered Dietitian and a member of Whitsons’ Nutrition Services team, it’s up to us to make sure we are sharing our nutrition knowledge with our clients, students, parents and team members. Since launching our “Ask the RD” service, we have received numerous emails with health and nutrition qu...
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Your Lunch Program is an Important Part of this Equation Studies show that healthy eating habits and physical activity are the cornerstones of academic success. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has conducted research on the education of the whole child—including his...
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Butternut Squash Smoothie
Squash is a nutrient-rich vegetable that can make an excellent addition to your smoothie.  Squash contains vitamins A, which is important for vision and immune system support. Squash also contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. A one-cup serving of winter squash provides about half of t...
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The holiday season serves as a reminder to all of us to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished throughout the year and what we would like to accomplish in the next. Creating New Year’s Resolutions is a great way to identify your goals and to remind yourself of what you want to achieve, h...
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Pear
Winter has now arrived and here at Whitsons, we want to make sure that no matter what time of year it is, you are still eating your daily serving of fruit. This month we would like to highlight our fruit of the month, the pear. The best time of year to get pears are from August to October, but they...
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