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Potluck for the 21st Century

Breaking Bread, Building Community
Using phone apps as well as workplace and neighborhood contacts, friends and strangers are coming together to share healthy, home-cooked meals.
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Eat Well Features

Backyard Gardening

How to Get a Lot From Your Plot
Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

A Flexitarian Diet for a Flexible Life

On Your Mark, Get Set, Flex
There’s a new term in town, ‘flexitarian’, which gives us a handle on what many of us are likely doing anyway; we are inclined to eat less meat and more plant foods, but not ready to completely give up chicken or the occasional burger.

Nutrition for Breast Health

Food Choices are Big Factor in Preventative Breast Health
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, prompting many studies about the possibilities for preventive breast health through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition and regular exercise.

The Edible Schoolyard

Revolutionizing Classes and Cuisine Across America
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.

Satisfying Summer Smoothies

Get a Whole Day's Fruit Quota in One Delicious Shake-me-up
Fruit smoothies have come of age and gone main stream to the point that they now rival coffees as a daily drink of choice. They’re quick, portable, filling and, of course, naturally nutritious.
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Archive »Eat Well Briefs

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

Dangers of Sweetened Beverages

Gut Susceptible to Food Additives

Muddled Message

GMO Labeling Diluted

Over Dose

Citrus Crops to Receive Human Antibiotics

Vegetables and Orange Juice Protect Memory

Certain Fruits and Veggies Reduce Memory Loss
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Whole Foods Versus Vitamins

Giving the Body What it Needs
Today, even mindful consumers that eat healthy can’t consume as many servings of fruit and vegetables to match what our body was getting when the soil was producing fully nutritious food.

Energy Bite Truffles

These truffles are packed with foods that replenish the body’s supply of ojas:

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Eastern Oysters

The Seafood Watch Consumer Guide helps consumers choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

GMO Labeling Legislation

Action Alert
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow public comments about its long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering, commonly known as GMOs, until July 3.

Composting

The Recycling of Nature
With composting, materials undergo a process of transformation where they change from something perceived as garbage into a nutrient-rich, biologically abundant soil that can transform even sand into fertile soil for growing the freshest food.
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