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Go to the source: Figuring out where your food comes from

Rate this article and enter to win Ever thought about where your food comes from? Or why most fruits and vegetables can be found year-round, even when they aren’t in season? Sure, it’s nice to...
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Advertising agendas: How food is marketed

Learning the ins and outs of food marketing can help you distinguish between truly healthy products and overblown claims. Here are some things to know: “Natural” just means no artificial flavors or colors. These foods may...
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Fun in the sun: Tips for keeping food safe

Rate this article and enter to winWhile food-borne illnesses occur year round, traveling with food in spring and summer can pose an increased risk. So as you pack your backpack or cooler for a...
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Unwrap the facts: Translating nutrition labels

Rate this article and enter to winReading packaged food labels can feel like deciphering a foreign language. In a recent Student Health 101 survey, nearly 65 percent of respondents said they look at the information...
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Antioxidants

Rate this article and enter to win“Antioxidants” is a buzzword slapped on many food labels now, but what exactly are they and why do we need them?Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage by...
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Food hacks for an unhealthy world

Rate this article and enter to winOK fine—so we shouldn’t grab a soda or donut on our way to our first class. But when we’re in a hurry, sleepy, stressed, or all out of...
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Can campus food taste good and be good for you?: Tips for tasty nutrition

Rate this article and enter to winFor as long as she can remember, Savannah T., a freshman at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, has enjoyed nightly meals of lean meats, grilled vegetables, and...
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Battle of the bars: Is your nutrition bar all health or all hype?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat do you eat when you’re too busy to eat? The hectic pace of college life has most of us resorting to snacks pretty regularly. While candy bars...
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Five 5-ingredient mug meals—in 5 minutes or less

Rate this article and enter to winCooking for one isn’t always easy. Maybe you don’t have access to an oven, you’re too busy scrambling to get your physics homework done to even think about...
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Bars for breakfast

Grocery shelves are packed with “nutrition bars” these days. They typically contain: Dairy or soy protein (whey or soy protein isolate are common) Rice and/or oats Peanuts and/or other nuts Sugar, honey, or another sweetener 250-350 caloriesThese bars differ...