The Scary Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Source: You’ve told yourself that you’re not going to eat anymore sugar this week. You threw away all of the Nutter Butters in your desk at work, opted not to put sugar in your morning oatmeal and you swore off on soda. There’s one problem: high fructose corn...

Rutgers, USDA, SNAP, Team Up for SNAP Ed 4

Source: New Jersey is a state characterized by both extreme wealth and poverty. As of March 2013, New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants totaled 864,255 living in 428,430 households. Estimates by the emergency feeding network...

Central Jersey farms offer homegrown meat to health-conscious customers

Source: While many people immediately associate their local farms with the availability of fresh produce, farm-raised meat is another option that’s becoming increasingly popular. Here are outlets where you too can enjoy the benefits of locally raised and/or...

Faith-Based Healthcare Programs Show Results in New Jersey Cities

Source: NJ Spotlight As policy experts continue to sharpen their focus on the importance of fostering healthy communities to keep people well, New Jersey has witnessed a growing interest in – and new funding for – faith-based healthcare programs. State officials have built...

Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated

Source: Academy For Nutrition And Dietetics Eating right in’t complicated — simply begin to shift to healthier food and beverage choices. These recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans can help get you started. Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and...

Gameday Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

If you’re a high school athlete, you’ve probably gone to practice or a game with a rumbling, empty stomach. You might not realize this, but eating right on gameday is your secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever your sport. While training and skill are...