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Let Fill Your Plate Fill Your Plate

By Ashley TenBrink, Recent Arizona State University Nutrition Student  I have a question for you.   Are you interested in buying ‘real food’, from ‘real farmers’, while embracing your ‘real community?’   I can bet the answer is a definite … Continue reading

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7 of Arizona’s Best Picks

By Kevann Jordan, ASU Communication Nutrition Student According to the Arizona Farm Bureau and the United States Department of Agriculture, the following seven nutritional gems are specialty crops grown right here in Arizona: spinach, cantaloupe, watermelon, cabbage, Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli, … Continue reading

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Remember, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Should be Half of your Plate!

By Laura Slatalla, recent ASU Nutrition Student   We often plan meals around meats and bread, but fruits and vegetables should make up about half of our plates, according to the USDA. When our diet is feeling unbalanced, we just … Continue reading

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Why Nutrient Deficiency is Less Likely When Eating Seasonally

By Rebecca Rullo, A Nutrition Communication Student at Arizona State University Many of us understand that fruits and vegetables are important for optimal health, but we may not understand how they are related to the seasons of the year. We … Continue reading

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Easy Steps to Keeping Produce Fresher

By Laura Slatalla, Recent ASU Nutrition Communication Student In the United States, 30 to 40 percent of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. One of the most common foods wasted, … Continue reading

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