Posts Tagged ‘fruits and vegetables’

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Video Games and Vegetables

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on January 3rd, 2011 by johanna – 1 Comment

A study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine found that playing video games featuring fruits and vegetables may encourage children to have healthy eating habits. The children reported an increased intake of fruits and vegetables after playing two video games designed to promote healthy eating and then answering questions about the information. Two of the sites recommended are the Food Champs website ( tn_fruits6and the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters consumer website (

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Are You A Locavore?

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on December 22nd, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off

An interesting article in USA Today highlights the debate about the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. Is organic really better? Do foods grown organically contain less pesticides? Are they worth paying the higher price?

Many people (locavores) are purchasing their produce at the increasing number of weekend markets that are popping up in shopping plazas, parks, and parking lots. These farmers markets feature produce grown under organic conditions or by farmers that use minimal amounts of chemicals.

Wherever you choose to buy your food, remember that the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables to consume on a daily basis is a minimum of five servings.

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National Food Safety Education Month

Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on September 2nd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

September is National Food Safety Education Month and a good time to take a look at how we handle food in our home. The American Dietetic Association has posted an informative article with great buying, storing and preparing information for fruits and vegetables.

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