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    Cooking with Kids

    Getting kids in the kitchen has many benefits. Not only are children more likely to eat foods they help prepare, but involving them in the kitchen from a young age can also instill a love for cooking and help teach them fundamental life skills.

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    Are Carbohydrates Good for You?

    Conduct a quick search for carbohydrates or carbs and you’ll likely end up confused about whether or not carbs are good for you. Several popular diets claim that carbohydrates are bad for your health and are associated with weight gain. However, science and evidence-based research show us...

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    Packable Snacks: Tips for Busy Parents

    “I’m hungry!” “What is there to eat?” Parents hear these phrases on an almost daily basis! As a mom of two kiddos and a Registered Dietitian, it’s important to me to have snacks on hand that aren’t just empty calories but contribute to my children’s balanced diet.

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    Three Health Benefits of Soy

    When we think of healthy eating, leafy greens and other vegetables often jump to the top of the list. There’s one vegetable (well, legume, technically, but who’s counting) you should include — soybeans.

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    The Purple Plow Challenge

    Did you know 413,000 or 14 percent of Kansans suffer from food insecurity? The issue affects communities across the state, and there’s no magic bullet. The American Farm Bureau wants to be part of the solution and parents, teachers and students can help. Through its Foundation for...

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  • Breakfast for kids

    Five Game-Changing Reasons to Make Breakfast a Priority

    We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s even more important for kids — to fuel them up for their busy schedules. That’s because breakfast foods are a good source of nutrients like calcium, iron, and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber — all...

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    Lean Beef Can Help You Achieve Your Health Goals

    New research shows including lean beef in your diet can help you lose weight, while maintaining muscle and a healthy heart.

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    Three Health Benefits of Dairy

    When it comes to eating healthfully, we all know the basics — fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plus lean proteins are all musts. But what about dairy?

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    Three Reasons to Bake with Butter

    Family gatherings, holiday parties, cookie swaps — there are many reasons to bake during the holiday season. Here’s why butter is the best choice during the holiday season and beyond.

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    Spotlight on Protein

    Protein is a macronutrient made up of various amino acids. All living things contain amino acids. For people, proteins are essential components of muscle, cartilage, skin, bones and blood.

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