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Nutrition Matters Columns

Columns by Raina Childers,  MS, RD, LD, Director of Nutritional Services at HealthPoint Plaza in Cape Girardeau.

A Lunch from Home

For many of us it is time to get adjusted to new schedules as summer winds down and a school year begins! A common concern when sending children off to school is the quality of the food they eat while they are away. The good news is that most school systems are providing better quality lunch choices. The bad news is that no meal is a good meal unless it gets eaten and many kids don’t eat well at school.

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Make changes to keep weight off this summer

June is when summer really begins! Many of us sit around wishing we had started getting in better shape earlier so we can take advantage of the activities, fashions and fun. In reality, losing weight and keeping it off is very difficult.

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Power Up Your Plate

Here are some nutrition standouts and a little information on why you should include these power foods in your diet.

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Start the new year off right!

As another New Year rolls in, we can work together to promote a positive nutrition culture, especially for our future generations. Here are some great tips to try with your family and friends this year. Together we can make a difference!

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