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Alternatives to Our Kids' Favorite Junk Foods

Fast food restaurants on almost every corner, vending machines in every school, junk food that lines store shelves and is stacked by registers... what chance do our kids have to be healthier and make better food choices? This has led to an "overfed, undernourished generation."When I had my daughter Lily 11 years ago, as a dietitian I knew I was going to be strict about her food choices. At a young…

Facts & Figures: Avocados

Avocados offer about 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving.About 2/3 of the fat in avocados is the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety.A single avocado has 975 mg of potassium, almost double that of a banana.Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which promote energy production.One avocado packs 4 grams of protein.…