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Form good eating habits early

Good eating habits start youngFrom movement in Congress to entertainment television programming, the topic of school meals has recently generated national attention. While healthy school breakfasts and lunches play a key role in ensuring the health of America’s youths, children's eating habits are formed far earlier than in the school cafeteria.

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Dining out? Menu nutritional labeling getting an upgrade

Menu labeling a must-doBuried in the middle of the health care reform act is a mandate that will require very visible changes at chain restaurants across the country. When the President signed the bill into law, he set the ball rolling for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to post the caloric content of menu items on printed menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. What will this mean for you?

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Cheers to Alcohol Awareness Month

April is alcohol awareness monthMillions of Americans enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine, enjoying a beer during the game, or commemorating a milestone with a champagne toast; however, it is important to keep in mind that the old saying, “If some is good, more is better,” can be dangerous when it comes to alcohol consumption. What better a time than during April, Alcohol Awareness Month, to think about the safety of our alcohol consumption habits.

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