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Healthy to a “T”: Rhubarb, the Forgotten Powerhouse

When I see beautifully colored dark red rhubarb, I am brought back to my childhood enjoying the tart, yet sweet flavor, of my grandmother’s rhubarb pie on a sunny spring day. I am also aware of the wonderful health benefits rhubarb has to offer.
Some consider rhubarb a nutritional powerhouse that is high in vitamins A, B-complex, C and K, potassium, calcium, manganese and many other essential nutrients necessary to keep your body healthy.
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Healthy to a “T”: Put Your Best Fork Forward

Making healthy lifestyle changes is challenging and deciding where to start is even more difficult. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month campaign, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” inspires everyone to start with small changes toward a healthful eating style – one forkful at a time. Using the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines is a great place to take your first small forkful.

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Healthy to a “T”: Prebiotics and Probiotics: What You Should Know

Discussion on prebiotics and probiotics has been a nutrition topic in recent years, but do you know what they are? With continued growth in research, studies have found these “nutrition boosters” in foods may improve your overall health. You probably have noticed many different types of supplements; from pills and cleanses to powders, but they are unnecessary. Pre and probiotics are natural ingredients found in everyday foods.

What are Prebiotics and How Do They Work?
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Healthy to a “T”: Can a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet over 20% daily requirement of fiber. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.

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Merrill High School gets a taste of an international recipe

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MERRILL  – High School menus don’t usually bring that much excitement.

But Merrill High School got a taste of something new from across the world.

“It’s the best part of my job,” said Chef Chris Murray.
“I get to teach the kids how to [cook] the food and they smile, and that’s what sends me home with a smile.”

After coming back from a trip in Israel Murray decided to bring some of those flavors back to Wisconsin.
“[For] smaller towns like Merrill, being able to come in and teach them culture from around the world that they haven’t experienced and probably won’t be able to experience, it’s a bonus to my job,” said Murray.
To one student being given this international opportunity made her eager to cook up something new and stirred the pot for one of her dreams.
“I was really excited, I went home and I was telling my mom there’s a chef coming,” said 17 year old Emily Berg. “I was so excited.”
After joining cooking class Emily Berg was inspired to keep on going.
She hopes to go to college to study culinary arts.
Cooking a meal from a culture she never experienced gave her a taste of what’s waiting in her future.
High School menus don’t usually bring that much excitement.
But Merrill High School got a taste of something new from across the world.
“It’s the best part of my job,” said Chef Chris Murray.
“I get to teach the kids how to [cook] the food and they smile, and that’s what sends me home with a smile.”
After coming back from a trip in Israel Murray decided to bring some of those flavors back to Wisconsin.
“[For] smaller towns like Merrill, being able to come in and teach them culture from around the world that they haven’t experienced and probably won’t be able to experience, it’s a bonus to my job,” said Murray.
To one student being given this international opportunity made her eager to cook up something new and stirred the pot for one of her dreams.
“I was really excited, I went home and I was telling my mom there’s a chef coming,” said 17 year old Emily Berg. “I was so excited.”
After joining cooking class Emily Berg was inspired to keep on going.
She hopes to go to college to study culinary arts.
Cooking a meal from a culture she never experienced gave her a taste of what’s waiting in her future.

Healthy to a “T”: How to Beat Stress Eating

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Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their lives, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is all about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.

 

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