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Throwing Out Nutrition Myths

Lewis First, MD does some myth-busting of common nutritional myths in order to help parents separate the facts from the fiction in regard to your child’s nutritional health

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How to Make Your Memorial Day Barbecue Healthy, Seasonal & Delicious

For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at the UVM Medical Center, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce.

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Eat for Your Age: Nutritional Tips for all Decades of Life

As we grow older, our interests, priorities and eating habits change, so it’s no surprise that our nutritional needs do, too. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 65. We need a balance of different nourishing foods to enable us to look and feel our best; however, our bodies

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Dietary Supplements 101

Although most people get all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition that they need from their daily diet, it is very common for individuals to take over the counter dietary or herbal supplements for a variety of reasons. How to Use Supplements Safely Dietary supplements and multivitamins are not necessarily the same thing! We define

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Recipe for Maple Granola, A Vermont Staple

Vermonters have harvested maple syrup for a long time. Syrup is made by boiling sap into a concentrate. Use it to top pancakes, mix into a salad dressing, or create a glaze for roasted vegetables. History Native Americans tapped maple trees for hundreds of years to access its sap. European settlers made their way to

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6 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

We’ve all been told countless times to eat more fruits and vegetables. We know it’s healthy to include more of them in our diet – they provide vital nutrients and fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. But, despite our best intentions we sometimes come up short. We are always hearing things about how “easy” it is to

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Senior Nutrition: Why Adding Protein to Your Diet is Important

As we age we lose muscle and strength, a medical term known as sarcopenia. As our muscles get smaller, we become weaker. The loss of strength is consistent with a loss of mobility and independence. The quality and quantity of daily consumption of protein are important in slowing this progression. Here’s why and how. What

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Intermittent Fasting: Effective or Dangerous?

There’s a new diet craze taking hold. It’s called intermittent fasting and it refers to an eating style where you eat within a specific time period and fast the rest of the time. Some say intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight. Other’s say it’s not safe. Here to give us some straight

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For the Love of Maple Syrup: Recipe for Maple Ginger Chicken

Vermonters have harvested maple syrup for a long time. Syrup is made by boiling sap into a concentrate. Use it to top pancakes, mix into a salad dressing, or create a glaze for roasted vegetables. History Native Americans tapped maple trees for hundreds of years to access its sap. European settlers made their way to

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How to Add More Healthy Dairy Foods to Your Diet

This month, we celebrate one of the most honored and quintessentially ‘Vermont’ harvests of all – dairy. From creamy yogurts to sharp cheeses and everything in between, we Vermonters love our dairy products. But how could something so rich and delicious be part of a healthy diet?! Healthy Dairy- Say What? Good news! All foods

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Paleo Diet: Is It Another Fad?

The paleo diet is an eating plan that emphasizes whole foods and eliminates grains, legumes and most processed foods in order to improve health. Learn whether this diet is right for you.

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Healthy Fats: Easy Recipe Substitutions for a Delicious and Healthy Diet

When it comes to cooking, it is important to know why ingredients such as fats are important to the recipe and how we can make healthy modifications without compromising taste.

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From a Registered Dietitian: How to Enjoy Maple Syrup

As the days grow brighter and warmer, sugar makers are hard at work on this month’s harvest: maple syrup. Maple sap starts running when daytime temperatures are between 40-45 degrees and fall below freezing overnight. This mobilizes energy and nutrients stored by the tree during the previous summer. Once collected, sap is concentrated into syrup.

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It's Maple Syrup Season! Enjoy This Recipe for Smoky Maple Chickpeas

Vermonters have harvested maple syrup for a long time. Syrup is made by boiling sap into a concentrate. Use it to top pancakes, mix into a salad dressing, or create a glaze for roasted vegetables. History Native Americans tapped maple trees for hundreds of years to access its sap. European settlers made their way to

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Recipe: A Pickle and a Cabbage Walk into a Jar

Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that varies in color from yellow-green to red-purple. It is a wonderfully versatile vegetable so it can be used in a wide array of manners: raw, cooked or fermented. With less than 20 calories per half cup cooked, it’s worth making room on your plate for cabbage. History Cabbage is

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