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Arthritis: Status of Nutrition and Exercise Recommendations
Arthritis: Status of Nutrition and Exercise Recommendations - Articles Articles
The number of people with arthritis is growing, as well as the need for accurate information on nutrition and exercise. More
Heart healthy meal
Weight Loss Reverses and Reduces Atrial Fibrillation - News News
New research shows when adults with atrial fibrillation lost 10% or more of body weight, their condition reversed, with more than half symptom-free. More
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families - News News
New research shows when 18-24 year olds believe their cooking skills are very adequate, this predicts healthful eating patterns 10 years later for them and their families. More
How Restaurants Can Improve Healthfulness of Menus
How Restaurants Can Improve Healthfulness of Menus - Articles Articles
Find out how restaurants can make menu changes to improve the health of communities. More
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You Program
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You Program - Articles Articles

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You Program

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You program information for face-to-face and online classes. More
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement? - Articles Articles

Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains
Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains - Articles Articles

Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains

Stacy Reed, MS, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Grains that can be sprouted include any viable seed, such as alfalfa, clover, corn, whole-grain wheat, barley, rye, millet, rice, and oats. More
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health - Articles Articles

Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Diet, exercise, sleep, and mental acuity are the most prominent lifestyle factors influencing the heart and brain. More
Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation
Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation - Articles Articles
Health benefits of eating fish include Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. More
Mediterranean Eating on a Budget
Mediterranean Eating on a Budget - Articles Articles

Mediterranean Eating on a Budget

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

The Mediterranean eating pattern is followed by the 22 counties surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the healthiest diets world-wide. More
Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice
Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice - News News

Pre-Diabetes: Make a Choice

12/05/2017

Pre-diabetes is a wake-up call to make changes to your lifestyle, to prevent diabetes. Learn if you are at risk and make a choice to a healthier you. More
New Health Claim on Peanut-Containing Infant Food Labels
New Health Claim on Peanut-Containing Infant Food Labels - News News
The FDA approved a new qualified food allergy claim on food labels for infants, aiming to help reduce peanut allergies. More
Curriculum: Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You
Curriculum: Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You - Articles Articles
With this curriculum, teach your students the culinary practices related to the Mediterranean way of eating and living, while discovering regionally produced local foods. More
Curriculum: Seniors Eating Well
Curriculum: Seniors Eating Well - Articles Articles

Curriculum: Seniors Eating Well

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN, Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D.

This curriculum is intended to improve the nutrition and health status of middle-aged and older adults. More
Both strength and aerobic training are important for overall physical fitness. (Photo credit: Vanessa, Flickr Creative Commons)
Strength vs. Aerobic Training: Which is more important? - Articles Articles

Strength vs. Aerobic Training: Which is more important?

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Both strength and aerobic training are important for optimal physical fitness. Learn how to improve your health in both of these areas. More
Photo credit: Vanessa, Flickr Creative Commons
Water, Water Everywhere - Articles Articles

Water, Water Everywhere

Katherine Ann French, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Water is needed in almost every bodily function and by all organs. How much water do I need each day? More
Photo credit: Stockasso
Sleep—How Important Is It? - Articles Articles

Sleep—How Important Is It?

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Sleep is very important for optimal health because that's when the body recharges and revitalizes itself. And less sleep can actually make you sick. More
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You - Workshops Workshops

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You

Multiple Options Available

$80.00
Learn how to apply the Mediterranean food and health principles to design your own healthy lifestyle, based on Pennsylvania foods. More
Extension educators demonstrating food preparation
Master Health and Wellness Volunteer Training Program - Workshops Workshops
The Master Health and Wellness Volunteer Training Program is a 40 hour comprehensive course designed to prepare candidates for extension community food and nutrition programs. More
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes To You
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes To You - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
Why is everyone is talking about the Mediterranean diet? In this online course, you’ll learn what it is, why it’s so healthy, and easy ways to adopt this diet. More
Sleep Is as Important as Diet and Exercise
Sleep Is as Important as Diet and Exercise - News News
Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits. More
Size Up Your Portions: Nutrition Facts
Size Up Your Portions: Nutrition Facts - Videos Videos

Size Up Your Portions: Nutrition Facts

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN, Cathy Guffey

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Portion sizes have been increasing, helping increase our waistlines too. Learn the facts to size up your food portions to help control weight and waste. More
Photo credit: Lee McCoy, Flickr Creative Commons
Does Chocolate Really Have Health Benefits? - Articles Articles
Chocolate, especially dark, has several health benefits. Learn the latest research, including recent added sugar recommendations from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. More
Which “Milk” Is Right for Me?
Which “Milk” Is Right for Me? - Articles Articles

Which “Milk” Is Right for Me?

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Besides skim or nonfat, low-fat or 2 percent, whole and lactose-free cow’s milk, there is a growing list of plant-based beverages: soy, almond, coconut, rice, and hemp milks. More
Some Perspective on Meats and Cancer Risk
Some Perspective on Meats and Cancer Risk - Articles Articles

Some Perspective on Meats and Cancer Risk

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

A recent research summary has caused much interest on consuming meats, processed meats, and cancer risk. More
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