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Turnips and Turnip Greens

Kenda Hettinger, a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Turnips are thought to originate in Asia but are now grown throughout the world. They are a cold-weather crop and in Arizona grown from November through April. They are often thought of … Continue reading

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Provide Veggie Options for the Kids

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition student Children between the ages of 4-6 have heightened neophobia. Neophobia is the fear of trying something new. This makes it difficult keeping a good variety of vegetables in their diet. I know … Continue reading

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Brown Rice Pasta

By Sarah Beleski a Recent ASU Nutrition Student Every couple months or so, I travel four hours away to see one of my best friends. During one of my last trips, my friend made the most amazing pasta dish. Growing … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Canned Versus. Fresh Produce

By Vanessa Evens A Recent ASU Nutrition Student It’s no secret that canned produce has a little bit of a bad reputation, but is that reputation based in fact or fiction? We’ve all heard that cooking vegetables takes out some … Continue reading

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Growing Healthy Minds & Appetites: The Benefits of School Gardens and Kitchens

By: Cecelia Wilken There is a growing disconnect between farms and tables around the world. With the ease of modern-day groceries and influx of fast-food restaurants around the world, many children grow up without learning the fundamentals of proper nutrition. … Continue reading

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