Nutrition

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Get Movin’ Monday: Superfoods

We’ve all seen the claims – eat this for better health or add this for better nutrition. Even junk foods are now disguised as being good for you. So, this Monday we’re getting movin’ by giving our grocery list a face lift with some help from Kowalski’s dietitian, Sue Moores.

02/23/2015

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An Egg Revival: Nutrition Panel Lifts Cholesterol Warning

Something many of us have been trying to avoid is now okay to eat. The nation’s top nutrition panel is dropping its guidelines about avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol.

02/11/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Food Blogger Lee Hersch

Sometimes our greatest failures lead to our greatest accomplishments, something to remember as we enter the second week of our new year’s resolutions. For inspiration, check out Lee Hersch, who has faced setbacks in her college career and diet and exercise plans.

01/06/2015

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Rep. Kline Calls Russian Behavior ‘Way Beyond The Pale’

U.S. Rep. John Kline talked about the Malaysian Airlines disaster, school lunches and more with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning.

07/20/2014

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General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & Otherwise

Gluten-Free, high-protein and “total indulgence”, those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills’ newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.

07/08/2014

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‘Meals On Wheels’ Struggles In Twin Cities

Since 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It’s a bright spot in Betty Luebke’s day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.

06/11/2014

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Sprouted Wheat Becoming A Trend In Healthy Eating

With each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.

03/11/2014

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Which ‘Bad’ Super Bowl Foods Are Best For You?

Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it’s also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.

01/31/2014

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Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In Bloomington

Workers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.

12/23/2013

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Doctors Want More People Watching Their Cholesterol

More people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

11/13/2013

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Marathon Nutrition

All this week, we’re looking at what it takes to get ready to run in a race like the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s tough to run 26.2 miles and requires proper training in every aspect, not just running. Training for these races is not something you can do in just one week.

09/25/2013

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Get Fruity With These Nutritional Snacks

With kids back in school, sports and clubs, they’re going to need all the energy they can get. And with apple season in full-swing well, it’s a no brainer to load up on fruit.

09/17/2013

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Is Juicing Worth The Extra Time And Money?

It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating your fruits and vegetables. But what about drinking them? Juicing, the process of extracting juice from plant tissues, is a nutritional trend that’s growing in popularity.

08/14/2013

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18 Mayors: Limit Use Of Food Stamps To Buy Pop

The mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.

06/19/2013

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‘U’ Study: Breakfast Could Decrease Diabetes Risk

The common wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day just got another jolt of energy, as the University of Minnesota just announced results of a new study that links the meal to a decrease in risk for type 2 diabetes.

06/17/2013

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Making Eating On The Go Easier

Eating well while “on the go” can be a challenge. Every day, about one quarter of the U.S. population eats fast food, according to “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser.

03/15/2013

The CDC study concludes about one-third of U.S. adults consumed fruit or fruit juice at least twice a day — down slightly from more than 34 percent in 2000 — and that orange juice is the top source of fruit among U.S. adults and adolescents, while potatoes are the favorite vegetable. (Credit: Getty Images)

Eat Energy-Rich Foods For Your Daily Lift

Monday marks the first day back at work for many people after daylight saving time, so no doubt a few people are springing forward to grab an extra cup of coffee.

03/11/2013

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New Buzz Foods For 2013

A new year brings new foods for us to buzz about. In fact, it seems like every year we are told to add something new to our diets — and cut something out.

02/25/2013

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Health Expert Says Fat Is ‘Awesome’

The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that’s not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.

01/28/2013

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Best And Worst Diet Trends Of 2012

Each year, a slew of new diets make “too good to be true” claims about losing weight fast with minimal effort. However, some eating trends have real staying power.

01/02/2013

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Chef Insists Bugs Are Nutritious, Delicious

Scorpions, crickets and other insects are inching their way into America’s diets because, as it turns out, they can actually be good for you.

12/03/2012

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Which Holiday Foods Are On Santa’s Naughty List?

‘Tis the season of temptations, with all sorts of food and drink and goodies just waiting to ruin your waistline during December. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the holiday food trap.

11/30/2012

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Better Alternatives For Halloween Candy

Tonight, a lot of little kids will dress up and head out to trick-or-treat, and come home with a big bag of candy. We know all of that sugar isn’t great for anyone, but not all of those treats are created equal.

10/31/2012

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Preparing Quick, Healthy Breakfast For Kids

For many families, mornings are hectic — breakfast to consume, teeth to brush, shoes to tie, all before the mad dash to school. So how do you fit in a healthy breakfast?

09/19/2012

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Healthy Options To Satisfy Your Food Cravings

Though the phrase “have your cake and eat it too” might not be 100 percent accurate, a nutritionist says you should be able to find delicious substitutes for your biggest diet-busting snacks.

09/17/2012

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