News: Chow Line
Jul. 22, 2016
My wife was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and so we are both watching what we eat much more carefully. I was surprised to learn that she needs to be more careful about foodborne illness now. We think we do pretty good at following guidelines at home, but how can we find out about food recalls?
Jul. 15, 2016
I’ve never been a fan of Nutrition Facts labels, but a friend recently mentioned that she reads them all the time, using something called the “520 rule.” What is the 520 rule?
Jul. 8, 2016
We really enjoyed having corn on the cob on July Fourth. One of my children asked why we don’t have it more often. I explained that corn is a starchy vegetable and we shouldn’t eat too much of it. But it got me thinking, how much is reasonable?
Jul. 1, 2016
This year, I greatly enlarged my vegetable garden. I enjoy it, but it’s a lot more work than I realized. People tell me that gardening provides a lot of health benefits. Like what?
Jun. 24, 2016
I know my kids eat too many cookies and chips. What are some healthier snack options for kids?
Jun. 17, 2016
We are planning to go camping for a long weekend this summer and I want to be sure we’re smart about the food we bring and prepare. What should we keep in mind regarding food safety?
Jun. 10, 2016
I know I should be eating more fresh fruit, but I have type 2 diabetes. Last weekend I enjoyed a few slices of watermelon, and I was surprised when I tested my blood sugar and saw that it spiked over 200. Should I forget about eating more fresh fruit?
Jun. 3, 2016
I know I should be eating more vegetables, but I need inspiration. What are some easy ways to fit more vegetables into my diet?
May. 27, 2016
I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?
May. 20, 2016
My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?