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What’s in your lunch box?

Kids are back in school, summer is coming to a close, and one of the biggest concerns of many parents around this time focuses on what to pack for lunch! Whether it be elaborate or just plain simple, lunch is an important time to provide kids with some of the vital nutrients they need to […]

Can you be WHOLE without the wheat?

MYTH: The gluten-free diet is free of whole wheat, thus is free of whole grains. FACT: Gluten-free dieters can receive the benefits of whole grains including vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. Many gluten-free grains (quinoa, brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat) are nutrient powerhouses and provide excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. How do you find whole […]


Reasons why you shouldn’t leave the grocery store without them! “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…LOOK!”  On your grocery store shelves…SUPER FOODS! Eggs – One large egg contains 113 mg of Choline, an essential nutrient for brain health. This super food is also high in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, potassium and protein. […]

Superbowl Sunday Calorie Smack Down!

The big game is approaching. To many, this day brings together family and friends to watch one of the greatest sports events of the year. But also, sitting around the living room with an abundance of food brings us one of the largest calorie-consuming feasts of the year. Research by the Calorie Control Council (CCC) […]

Product Spotlight! FEED’s Top 25 Food Products of 2012!

What’s hot to have in your pantry NOW? Check out Lara’s list of MUST-HAVE items* for your home! Good for your kids, great for your waistline. Learn what to stock on your pantry shelves to ensure healthy choices are always around. Here they are…Drum roll, please! Applegate Organics Chicken Breast – No antibiotics, nitrates, nitrites, […]


Reasons why you shouldn’t leave the grocery store without them! “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…LOOK!” On your grocery store shelves…SUPER FOODS! There are many foods that have become popular for their “super” properties, such as preventing disease, reducing inflammation, or even decreasing hunger. Though these foods aren’t going to make […]

Lunchbox Lessons from Lara

Just last summer, USDA launched MyPlate, a revamp of the old food guide pyramid which seemed to create consumer confusion. Rather than a pyramid, the “plate” depicts nutritional know-how in one image. At first sight, the plate shows the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, along with a glass of milk. However, if […]

Leaving the Pyramid to Ancient History

In 1992, the USDA introduced the food pyramid. The purpose of the food pyramid was to provide Americans with nutritional guidelines separating the “food groups” into hierarchal sections. These sections are smaller or larger based on the percentage a person should consume daily of each “group.” In effect, the pyramid represented an order of nutritional […]

Prebiotics? Are those good bugs too?

PREBIOTICS, different from PROBIOTICS, are found in certain foods and provide nourishment to probiotic bacteria. In other words, prebiotics are food for the beneficial bacteria living in your gut. In addition to stimulating growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria, prebiotics have many health benefits for the host (YOU!). The most well-known prebiotic is fiber, which […]