Category Archives: Recipes

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

By Laura Slatalla, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Sometimes normal processes in our bodies result in unstable free radicals, which damage other cells on contact and create more free radicals. Some common vitamins, like vitamin C and E, counteract the free … Continue reading

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All About the Pork

By Emily Carver, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Pork has always been referred to as the “other white meat” but it may be surprising to know it’s actually red meat. Any animal with cloven hooves is labeled red meat. So, where … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Childhood Obesity and Chronic Diseases

By Jessica Bombase, Recent ASU Nutrition Student 1 in 5 “school-aged” children are obese, according to the CDC. This statistic really scares me. This is one too many children being overweight and unhealthy in the early stage of life. In … Continue reading

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Fill Your Plate with Watermelon

By Kevann Jordan, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   This delicious melon requires a long growing season; Arizona’s warm climate is perfect for thriving watermelon cultivation. In 1998, Arizona was ranked 5th in the United States for watermelon production, with much … Continue reading

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The Fill Your Plate Blog is Pouring its Heart into Healthy Eating

By Bailey Roden, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern The month of February isn’t just about hearts of love, but also healthy hearts. During this month many organizations work to raise awareness for heart disease. This awareness is to remind people of … Continue reading

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