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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

What is a sugar-sweetened beverage? A sugar-sweetened beverage is a drink that has sugar added to it. This includes: Soft Drinks/Soda (Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Sprite) Sports Drinks (Gatorade, Power-aid) Sweetened … read more

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You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of … read more

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family cookingNutrition and Teens

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when … read more

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vitaminFolic Acid

Folic acid is one of the B vitamins that is important for metabolism and used to make healthy new cells in the body. Getting enough folic acid is especially important … read more

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saltLow-Salt Diet

One of the ways to manage high blood pressure is by following a low-salt (also called low-sodium) diet. What is sodium? Sodium is a mineral that is required to maintain … read more

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fast foodFast Food Facts

Fast food refers to food that can be prepared and served quickly. It can come from may places: sit-down restaurants, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery. Fast food is popular because the … read more

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Yoga has been practiced for several thousands of years, and it has recently become very popular with teens. Yoga classes are now offered at gyms, studios, community centers, schools, and … read more

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