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Understanding Vegan Diets

Vegans eat only plant foods, and these include fruits, vegetables, legumes (dried beans, peas, and lentils), grains, seeds and nuts.  People who follow a vegan diet do not eat any animal products or animal bi-products, including eggs, dairy products and meat.  It is important for people who follow a vegan […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when we don’t make enough bone, we lose too much bone, or sometimes a combination of the two. The result is weaker bones that can break easily. Fractures are not only painful, but also expensive, and can make it harder for you to be independent and enjoy your […]

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Important Nutrition for Health and Growth

Children Need a Variety of Foods Throughout childhood, it is important that the diet include a variety of foods for proper growth and development. The USDA’s MyPlate is a guide to help you build a healthy plate at every meal. The principles of MyPlate apply to a child’s diet as […]