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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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A few Simple Tricks to get even the Pickiest Eaters Eating their Veggies

By Lori Meszaros, Nutrition Communications Student at ASU Google how to get your kids to eat healthily and you’ll get over 6.5 million results. With all of these brilliant ideas on how to get kids to eat, why are we … Continue reading

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Can Rewards Encourage Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables at School?

  By Lori Meszaros, Nutrition Communication Student at ASU   Using rewards to get children to eat isn’t anything new. If you think about it, haven’t parents been doing this all along? “Clean your plate or you won’t get dessert” … Continue reading

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