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American Heart Association gives the ABC’s of how to pack a Healthy School Lunch


American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – It’s back-to-school time in Middle Tennessee! Here’s your first lesson of the new school year: how to pack a lunch that will keep the kids healthy and happy, increase the fruits and veggies, lower saturated fat, sugar and sodium – and fit your wallet.

The American Heart Association has budget-friendly, creative ideas to satisfy both kids and parents:

The ABC's of packing a Healthy School Lunch. (American Heart Association)

The ABC’s of packing a Healthy School Lunch. (American Heart Association)

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Häagen-Dazs Tops ShopSmart’s Taste-Test of Vanilla Frozen Yogurts and Butter Pecan Ice Creams


Plus, runners-up that tasted almost as good and cost a fraction of the price

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Willing to splurge for a tasty frozen treat?  Then look no further than Häagen-Dazs – the famed ice cream maker edged out the competition in ShopSmart’s recent taste-tests of vanilla frozen yogurts and butter pecan ice creams.

The report, which features the full results of taste-tests of 12 vanilla frozen yogurts and nine butter pecan ice creams, is available in the June 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, on newsstands now. «Read the rest of this article»

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Enjoy Thanksgiving without raising risks of Diabetes


Tennessee Department of Health Shares Healthy Holiday Cooking, Eating Tips

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – If your Thanksgiving plans include lifting weights for 10 hours or going for a seven-hour run after dinner, enjoy your meal without worries. That’s how much activity it takes to burn the 4,000 calories many will consume as they work their way through turkey with all the trimmings.

But if you plan to linger around the table and take a nap or spend time on the sofa after eating, your future might hold glucose meters and insulin injections, both part of life for Tennessee’s growing number of individuals with diabetes. While blood sugar testing and shots may not seem too difficult to handle, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs are the serious consequences for some who develop diabetes. «Read the rest of this article»

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