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Pink Ribbon Cooking: Apple & Celery Salad With Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: The combination of apples should change with the …Read More

In Your Eyes: How to Alleviate Eye Strain & Dry Eyes Caused by Computer Use

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Do you feel like your eyes are slowing you down? Do you spend your days in front of the computer, only to find that your tired eyes say the day is over when there are still hours left to work? You are not alone! Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye problems. …Read More

Recipe for Health: Maple Roasted Parsnips

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Although they may look similar, parsnips aren’t just a pale version of the common orange carrot.  They are in related vegetable families, but parsnips and carrots can’t cross-pollinate each other.  Parsnips have a nutty, spicy flavor that carrots lack, and can be described as having a ‘bite.’  They take longer to mature than carrots, and …Read More

12 Resources to Make Eating Fruits & Veggies Easier

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Eat your fruits and vegetables. You’ve likely heard this statement since childhood. Research shows why it is good advice: Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health. …Read More

Announcing the #MyHealthyHarvest Social Media Giveaway!

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“Eat well,” everyone says. But what does that mean? It’s a question that can’t be answered quickly. Fletcher Allen has created the Healthy Harvest Giveaway, a four-week promotion where you’ll not only learn more about good nutritional habits, you’ll have the chance to win the very stuff you need to eat healthy—and to eat well! …Read More

Food Matters: How & Why We Need to Bring Back the Family Table

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The Health Care Share Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care aims to improve access to healthy food for our patients. How? We provide a twelve-week, grant-funded farm share from the farm at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), a nutrition curriculum, cooking demonstrations, and kitchen tools. Now in our second season, the program serves 130 patients …Read More

Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with the Power of Food

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Sign up for the free class “Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With the Power of Food” on Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont. Click here to register.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 1 in 10 adults. If you don’t have IBS yourself, …Read More

Apples: Pick Your Favorite to Keep the Doctor Away

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You’ve probably heard the old saying, “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” How much truth is in that saying? These handy fruits are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, which make apples a perfect food to incorporate in a healthy lifestyle. Loaded with fiber, apples have been shown to help lower cholesterol, …Read More

Plant-Based Diets: What Makes Them Healthy?

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Time and time again, research has shown that following a plant-based diet can help to prevent chronic illnesses, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Why is a Plant-Based Diet So Healthy? A plant-based diet is one that emphasizes a variety of vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruit, but still may contain modest amounts of lean meats, …Read More

Your Diet: Eating 5 Fruits or Vegetables a Day is Easier Than You Think!

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Many of use grew up hearing “Eat your vegetables!” While we may not have wanted to hear it – or do it – the reality is, eating fruits and vegetables provides a lot of health benefits. People who eat five or more servings of vegetables and fruits as part of their daily meals and snacks …Read More

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