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Feed Your Brains With Tastey Whole Grains! (And More)

Since pre-school you’ve told your kids that they have to protect their heads by wearing helmets when they bike and rollerblade. Now, tell them that certain foods protect their brain, too

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2012

Importance Of Healthy Eating

You want your children to be properly nourished, but they may not think about the importance of healthy eating.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2011

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Memo to Parents: Get Your Teens those Nutrients!

More than 25 percent of all bone mass is created between the ages of 13 and 15 for boys, and 12 and 14 for girls. To ensure healthy bone mass development, teens need regular doses of vitamin D, C, iron and calcium from the foods they eat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2011

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Study: Consume Less Sodium, More Potassium

Put down the salt shaker! A new study found people who eat a diet high in salt and low in potassium double their chances of death from a heart attack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2011

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Create Your Perfect Plate

First lady Michelle Obama and the USDA have unveiled a new website which helps kids and families make better nutritional decisions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2011

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UM Study: Premature Infants’ Lungs May Improve With Better Nutrition

Improving lung function in premature babies with a severe lung disease may be linked to their feeding regimen, according to a new University of Michigan study.

01/26/2011

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Feds Propose Healthier School Lunches

On the same day the Agriculture Department announced the first major nutritional overhaul of students’ meals, the Detroit Public Schools launched a new partnership aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2011

Prof: Skip That Weight Loss Resolution

Many of us will probably make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But a Michigan State University Health and Nutrition expert says don’t bother.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2010

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Congress Considers Bill To Improve School Lunches

Congress is poised to give President Barack Obama – along with his wife, Michelle – a congressional victory as the House takes up legislation to push greasy foods off the school lunch line and sugary drinks out of vending machines.

12/01/2010

Ben & Jerry's To Drop 'All Natural' From Labels

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is dropping the phrase “all natural” from all labels after a request from a health advocacy group.

09/28/2010

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