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Chow Line: Carbohydrates: How low is low? (9/26/14)

Chow Line: Carbohydrates: How low is low? (9/26/14)

I heard about a study recently that said low-carb diets worked better than low-fat diets. My question is, how “low” is low-carb?

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Chow Line: Green beans aren’t quite beans (9/19/14)

Chow Line: Green beans aren’t quite beans (9/19/14)

This year we have an overabundance of green beans from our garden. If we eat them with rice, will they make a complete protein like other beans do?

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Chow Line: Kids still not eating enough produce (9/12/14)

Chow Line: Kids still not eating enough produce (9/12/14)

How many fruits and vegetables should children eat every day?

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Chow Line: Bottom line: Don’t wash poultry (9/5/14)

Chow Line: Bottom line: Don’t wash poultry (9/5/14)

We had a cookout at my sister’s house last weekend and I noticed she rinsed off her chicken in the sink before preparing it for cooking. Are we supposed to do that?

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Chow Line: Wellness programs spread to schools

Chow Line: Wellness programs spread to schools

After being inundated with “wellness” messages at work, I started walking more and have lost a few pounds. But it seems to me that children need to hear these kinds of things just as much as adults do. What’s happening in schools?

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Chow Line: Eat better while spending less (8/22/14)

Chow Line: Eat better while spending less (8/22/14)

Every week, I wince at the cost when I go through the grocery store checkout line. How can I save money but still eat healthfully?

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Chow Line: When good fruit goes bad (8/15/14)

Chow Line: When good fruit goes bad (8/15/14)

When I hear about a recall involving fresh produce, how can I find out if the fruits and vegetables in my refrigerator are affected? If I buy organic produce, am I safe?

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Chow Line: Look beyond high fructose corn syrup (Aug. 8, 2014)

Chow Line: Look beyond high fructose corn syrup (Aug. 8, 2014)

What’s the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup?

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Chow Line: With kids, forget ‘weighty’ discussion (8/1/14)

Chow Line: With kids, forget ‘weighty’ discussion (8/1/14)

Like me, my children are overweight. I’m having trouble figuring out how to talk with them about it. What’s the best approach?

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Chow Line: For now, stick with low- or nonfat dairy

Chow Line: For now, stick with low- or nonfat dairy

I tend to drink 1 percent or fat-free milk, but recently I’ve heard that full-fat dairy might help with weight loss. Should I switch?

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Chow Line: Take steps against foodborne illness (7/18/14)

Chow Line: Take steps against foodborne illness (7/18/14)

I got hit with a nasty bug last week, and I wonder if it might have been food poisoning. I’m OK now, but what kinds of food poisoning are most common, and what are the symptoms?

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Chow Line: Focus on fruit as summertime treat (7/11/14)

Chow Line: Focus on fruit as summertime treat (7/11/14)

My kids love having ice cream, especially in the summer. But I want to get them to eat more fresh fruit. Any tips?

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Chow Line: Eat fruit, veggies for health, not weight (7/3/14)

Chow Line: Eat fruit, veggies for health, not weight (7/3/14)

I was hoping that eating more fruits and vegetables this summer would help me lose a few pounds, but so far, no luck. Am I missing something?

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Chow Line: Safety first at u-pick farms (6/27/14)

Chow Line: Safety first at u-pick farms (6/27/14)

I’m taking my children to pick-your-own farms for the first time this summer. Any tips?

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Chow Line: Find what terms on meat labels mean (6/13/14)

Chow Line: Find what terms on meat labels mean (6/13/14)

I’m seeing more local meat at the farmers market. Do words like “no hormones,” “grass-fed” and “organic” all mean pretty much the same thing?

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