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COLUMN: How many calories are in that Big Mac?

April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Trudy Lieberman

Rural Health News Service

When you next eat at McDonald’s, here’s an exercise in consumer choice: Would you choose a Bacon Club House burger with 750 calories, a Big Mac with 550 calories or the premium McWrap with bacon and …continue reading on

Cooking up tasty lessons about healthy food on a budget

October 18, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Elden’s Fresh Foods is giving back to the community by sponsoring the location for Cooking Matters in Minnesota.
Cooking Matters in Minnesota is a hands-on, cooking-based nutrition education program that teaches low income families how to prepare healthy and tasty meals and snacks on a limited budget. Continue Reading

Examining the role of sugar in the modern diet

September 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There is a debate raging about the role of sugar in today’s diet and its relationship to disease. There are those who say sugar ruins the nation’s health and it’s a primary dietary evil that leads to obesity and other diseases. Continue Reading

Vegetarian diet poses challenges, yields benefits

August 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For a recent reunion of her husband’s family, Chantal Kerr brought sloppy joes made without an ounce of ground beef to the potluck dinner. She’s a devout vegetarian. Her in-laws are not. Continue Reading

Studies: Weight-loss surgery can reverse, possible cure diabetes

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Doctors say the surgery should be offered sooner to more people with the disease not just as a last resort. Continue Reading

A DELICATE DIET: Family adopts vegan lifestyle for son

January 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. Continue Reading

HEALTH: Studies show 15 minutes of daily exercise can help

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The study found those who exercised just 15 minutes a day or 90 minutes a week cut their risk of death by 14 percent and extended their life expectancy by three years compared with those who did no exercise. Both men and women benefited equally from the minimum activity. Continue Reading

Study: Healthy eating is more expensive

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier. Continue Reading

Study: U.S. has much higher obesity rate than Canada

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

About 24 percent of Canadians are obese compared to more than 34 percent of Americans, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Continue Reading

Government advice to Americans, food industry: Cut down on salt

January 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Feds issue new dietary guidelinesFor the first time, the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments, which issue the guidelines every five years, are telling people who are 51 and older, all African-Americans and anyone suffering from hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease to reduce daily sodium intake to little more than half a teaspoon. Continue Reading&

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