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Water is the healthiest thirst quencher, with zero calories
Creating Health and Nutrition - Rethink Your Drink - Articles Articles
This article in the Creating Health and Nutrition series explains the importance of making smart beverage choices to stay hydrated and healthy. 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
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
'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. 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
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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
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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
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Vegetables: The Cornerstone of a Healthy Diet - Articles Articles

Vegetables: The Cornerstone of a Healthy Diet

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

Eating a diet rich in vegetables as part of an overall healthful diet may reduce the risk of stroke and coronary artery diseases, diabetes, and certain cancers. More
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Fantastic Fruits - Articles Articles

Fantastic Fruits

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

Fruit is one of nature's perfect foods. Fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories and are a good source of fiber and other important nutrients. More
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Bone Mass Measurements: What the Numbers Mean - Articles Articles

Bone Mass Measurements: What the Numbers Mean

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

A bone mineral density (BMD) test can provide a snapshot of your bone health. More
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Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? - Articles Articles

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

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

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. More
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Nondairy Foods with Calcium - Articles Articles

Nondairy Foods with Calcium

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

While dairy foods are the best source of calcium, dark green leafy vegetables and fish with soft bones you can eat will also add calcium to your diet. More
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Maintaining Balance and Preventing Falls - Articles Articles

Maintaining Balance and Preventing Falls

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

Fall-related injuries can be serious enough to result in hospitalization and even premature death. People who fall often face major declines in mobility and independence. More
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What are Trans Fatty Acids? - Articles Articles

What are Trans Fatty Acids?

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN, J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

Trans fats are produced during the hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Concerns about these fats brought about changes to the Nutrition Facts panel in 2006. More
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Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough? - Articles Articles

Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin needed for absorbing calcium and building strong bones. More
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Tips for Making Healthy Changes Last - Articles Articles

Tips for Making Healthy Changes Last

Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Many people find it difficult to make health changes lasting habits. Find out ways to keep you on track to success. More
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Benefits of Walking - Articles Articles

Benefits of Walking

Karen Bracey, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Walking is a simple, easy, and inexpensive fitness program. Walking can be as easy as a stroll in the park, or it can be as intense as a vigorous hike. 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
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