All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Tips for Feeding Healthy and Happy Kids: An Interview with Ellyn Satter

by , June 6th, 2012

ellyn satter If the struggle to get your kids to eat right is driving you nuts, there’s hope! We asked registered dietitian and (my all-time-favorite) child nutrition expert Ellyn Satter to weigh in.

Q: Why do so many parents have trouble feeding their kids? A...

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Nutrient to Know: Vitamin B12

by , June 5th, 2012

Milk: there's vitamin B 12 in there.

There are a lot of misconceptions about this vitamin. Get the facts about B-12.

What is it?
Less commonly known as “cobalamin” this water-soluble vitamin is almost always found in multi-vitamins an...

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Market Watch: Spring Broccoli

by , June 3rd, 2012

spring broccoli
Broccoli is usually found later in the summer, some varieties of this vitamin-packed veggie can be found the markets now.

Bright green and full of goodness, one cup dishes up 30 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and more than a day̵...

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What to Eat and Drink for a Better Night’s Sleep

by , June 1st, 2012
swiss cheese

Food that are high in calcium, like cheese, can help you sleep.

Craving more zzzz’s? Some of the things you eat and drink can help you get more rest, others can work against you.

What You Eat

Green Light

  • Going to bed hungry is a big no-no for rela...

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Burning Off High Calorie Foods: Summer Picnics

by , May 26th, 2012
strawberry shortcake

Before you reach for a second helping of strawberry shortcake, consider that you'd have to play tennis for 45 minutes to work it off.

Gearing up for grilling season? Don’t let too many high-cal favorites keep you from staying trim this summer. ...

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Low-Mercury Fish

by , May 24th, 2012

Tilapia is a low-mercury, low-cost fish with a very mild flavor.

Recommendations for eating seafood can be confusing. Fish can be a low-calorie and heart-healthy choice and the omega-3 rich fish have additional health-protecting benefits. On the othe...

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8 Foods You Should Not Refrigerate

by , May 22nd, 2012
tomatoes in bowl

Keep tomatoes out of the fridge!

Summer is prime time for produce. While you may know how to cook and eat these seasonal goodies, are you storing them correctly? Here are 8 farmers’ markets finds that should stay out of the fridge.

The chi...

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Product Review: Sedona Food Dehydrator

by , May 19th, 2012

food dehydratorThere are tactics for food preservation beyond canning and pickling. With garden season approaching, I was excited to try out this nifty appliance.

My Take
At first I was surprised when a very large, heavy box appeared on my doorstep, but I was immed...

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Heart-Rate Monitors 101

by , May 15th, 2012
heart rate monitors

Do you use a heart-rate monitor?

Looking for a way to make the most of your workouts? Try a heart-rate monitor on for size.

What is a Heart-Rate Monitor?
As advertised, these gadgets measure your heart rate (a.k.a take your pulse) by sensing and disp...

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Food Safety at the Farmers’ Market

by , May 13th, 2012
farmers market

You still need to consider food safety when shopping for local produce.

Farmers’ markets are the prime destination for fresh and local food, but they’re not immune to germs and bacteria. Farmers work hard to comply with state and federal food saf...

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