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Make Mealtime Happy

Make Mealtime Happy

Want to instill healthy eating habits in your children? Start by making mealtime happy. Don’t make them eat when they’re not hungry and don’t force them to eat something they don’t like. Turn off phones and TV, but keep conversations pleasant - save the tough talks for later. If you’re providing healthy choices and setting a good example, you’re doing great. Yes, nutrition is important, but family mealtime is about more than the meal.

Dodge Diabetes one bite at a time

Dodge Diabetes one bite at a time

You need to take charge of your health, one bite at a time. By eating whole fruits high in flavonoids, like apples, red grapes, and blueberries, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes drops. Observational studies strongly support the role of plant-based diets, and components of ... blueberries, grapes, and apples, have been linked to lower diabetes rates. — Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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The fresher the food,  the better it is

The fresher the food, the better it is

Obviously, but here’s what you need to know about those confusing “use by,” “sell by,” and “best by” stamps on food items.

BEST BUY” is often found on baked goods, cereals and cans. It tells you how long a product will retain its best flavor. You can still eat it after that, but it may not taste as good.

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Ask Questions

Ask Questions

Research shows that social isolation is as bad for health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. So, the next time the whole family gathers around the table for a meal, use it as an opportunity to check in with your elderly parents. They may be feeling lonely. Go deeper than just, “How are you doing?” Ask questions like, “Are you getting out much?” or “How are your neighbors?” Visit Connect2Affect.org for advice on how to help.

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