Category Archives: Food Safety

Copper in Your Diet – Why You Need It and Where to Find It

By Lilian Grey a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Copper is an essential nutrient.   Essential nutrients are nutrients that your body can’t make on its own – you must get the nutrient from outside sources (think foods or supplements), … Continue reading

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Guess What’s Growing in Arizona On an Old Football Field

I’m beginning to think we can grow anything anywhere in Arizona. Why? It’s innovative thinkers like Chaz Shelton of Merchant’s Garden in Tucson.

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Eating to Boost Immunity

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition Student My 5-year-old is currently fighting strep throat. We were talking about probiotics and eating healthy to help her get better quicker and she said: “so the probiotic goes through my mouth and … Continue reading

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How to reduce ultra-processed foods in your diet

By Kenda Hettinger, a Recent ASU Nutrition Student I grew up on microwave lasagna meals and Velveeta shells and cheese. I am not the only one, this is normal for many people. Ultra-processed foods have become dominant in our food … Continue reading

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5 tips to Avoiding Allergic Food Reactions

Written by Kenda Hettinger, an ASU nutrition communication student It seems like there are more and more people with food allergies these days. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, the following list are the most common … Continue reading

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