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Animal Science and the Environment

Food is linked to the environment. Growing food depends on proper climate conditions. The use of natural resources and the application of pesticides or herbicides have an impact. But when it comes down to survival, human [...]

Refined Grains Redefined

For several years now you may have heard messages that you should 'limit refined grains', or even that refined grains were bad for you and may raise your risk for disease. I attended a conference session [...]

A Healthier Tex-Mex Layered Dip

Beans are good food. They are loaded with fiber and important B vitamins as well as magnesium, potassium and protein. A half cup of beans provides about 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. [...]

Keeping it Real for Father’s Day

Summer has arrived. For many, a cold beer never tastes as good as it does in the summertime. Since it's Father's Day weekend, there's are a lot of articles about what to get dad, or what [...]

The Future of Nutrigenomics

I had the opportunity to attend a continuing education session about Nutrigenomics that was sponsored by Nutrisystems®. Dr Tim Church (Medical Director, Genetic Direction) and Courtney McCormick (a registered dietitian with Nutrisystem®, Inc) spoke about how [...]

Easy Zucchini Rollatini

Summer months are a great time to add more vegetables to your diet. I have found that most adults who say they don't like vegetables have had very limited exposure to them, or maybe have only [...]

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